How have we helped?
21st Century Leaders have supported the Dorset Wildlife Trust yearly since 2010, by adopting a red squirrel on Brownsea Island in Dorset, as a thank you to Gemma Woodham, who worked with us between 2005 and 2011.
About Dorset Wildlife Trust
Dorset Wildlife Trust is the largest conservation charity in Dorset with over 25,000 members.
Dorset is one of the richest counties for wildlife in England but has suffered many losses in the last 50 years as a result of human activity or neglect. Despite some slowing or reversal in trends losses continue. For example, in the last 10 years the pearl-bordered fritillary butterfly has become extinct from sites in Dorset due to habitat loss. Dorset contains strongholds for many nationally scarce or threatened species, such as the sand lizard, Bechstein’s bat, nightjar and Adonis blue butterfly.
With our help they will be able to protect wildlife for the future by managing habitats, increasing public awareness, fighting inappropriate development and influencing decision-makers right up to government level.