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Annual Forum 2024

For this year’s Annual Forum, Dorset Local Nature Partnership is delighted to be hosting a special Local Nature Recovery event for Dorset. Dorset is buzzing with amazing nature recovery activities already taking place, come and join us at the Annual Forum to hear about some of this fantastic work and different approaches being taken across various …

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Dorset’s Nature Young Journalists

Dorset Local Nature Partnership and Dorset Wildlife Trust ran an online Young Journalist programme to train a group of fifteen 14–18-year-olds from across Dorset in journalism skills with a focus on environmental issues.  The project worked with Participation People (a national Youth Voice organisations). The project raised awareness within the group of the climate and …

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Annual Forum 2023: Let’s Communicate!

The theme of this year’s forum was about communicating our environmental messages, essential for highlighting the climate and ecological emergencies. The forum was held at Dorset Museum, Dorchester on 17 March and was attending by 38 people. The presentations can be viewed below. Sadly, the sound did not record on the in person presentations, so …

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Nature Recovery in Dorset

On 2 November, Dorset LNP held a workshop to support nature recovery in Dorset. Over thirty people attended the session, which was a starting point for the future development of the Local Nature Recovery Strategy (LNRS) and revisions of the councils’ Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategies. More engagement on the LNRS will be undertaken once …

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Dorset LNP Annual Forum 2022

Land Management Supporting the Nature and Climate Emergencies This year’s annual forum DLNP aimed to shine a light on the how agriculture and land management in Dorset can, and already is, addressing the ecological and climate emergencies, through nature-based solutions by sharing some brilliant examples of work within the county. ffinlo Costain from Farmwel and …

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Right Tree in the Right Place for the Right Reason Webinar

Colleagues from the Forestry Commission who led a fantastic webinar for Dorset LNP on 6 December 2021 on the Right Tree in the Right Place for the Right Reason. Information from the webinar is now available. Presentation Webinar Recording (89mins) Chat discussion If you have any queries please email:

New Board Member Recruitment

We’re recruiting up to five new members to join the Dorset LNP Board. Are you passionate about Dorset’s environment? Do you want to help influence decision making about our natural world? Do you have skills, experience and influence to help us shape the future? If so, this could be a great opportunity for you. Four …

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Biodiversity Recovery Workshops

In February 2021, Dorset LNP ran two Biodiversity Recovery workshops, one for terrestrial and one for marine biodiversity. The aim of the sessions was to begin preparing for development of the Local Nature Recovery Strategies (LNRS), coming through the Environment Bill. The workshops focused on the statement of biodiversity priorities element of the future strategies. …

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Nature Recovery in Weymouth and Portland

As part of a project funded by Natural England, the LNP has supported some nature recovery preparatory in Weymouth and Portland. A webinar was held in July 2021 to report on the work. The presentations are available below. Introduction to NRN project and NE funding – Maria Clarke Weymouth and Portland Corridors and Stepping Stones …

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Dorset Annual Forum 2021

The 2021 Annual Forum was held on 4 March, via Zoom due to the pandemic. A Recording of the Annual Forum is now available (see time-stamps for individual speakers below) – presentations are also available below. 9.30        Welcome and Introduction to the Forum – Luke Rake (Chairman, Dorset LNP) (0:0:00) 9.40        Value of Nature Recovery …

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