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Studland Bay proposed Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ)

Above: Seahorse © Julie Hatcher. Below: Juvenile Undulate ray © Christine Roberts & Juvenile Bream © Mike Markey

Studland Bay is the only Dorset site being considered in the current round of Marine Conservation Zone designations. 37 sites around England are being considered to join the developing network of MCZs and will only be designated if there is sufficient evidence to show how important they are for wildlife and local communities, and if […]

Help wildlife feed the family this summer

Starling feeding chick

Despite a commonly-held view that wild creatures only need help finding food during winter months, the RSPB is urging people to put out food this summer too. Food shortages can occur at any time of year and this can be a major problem for garden birds especially, which are currently trying to find food to feed hungry chicks. Cool […]

Advice: Seabirds washed up on South West Beaches

Issued by RSPCA, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Devon Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Wildlife Trust and RSPB Every year and particularly in winter, some seabirds are washed up on beaches in south west England. This guidance is issued to help people who come across such `beached’ birds and to assist with welfare and conservation responses as appropriate. Seabirds […]

Devastating storm washes up over a hundred birds on Chesil Beach


Following the recent severe storms that have engulfed Chesil Beach, over a hundred birds have been found washed up this weekend ­ the majority of which have been found dead or in distress.   Birds such as Guillemots, Razorbills and two Kittiwake’s have been found. Five dead puffins, which are species of European conservation concern, […]

Warning against using bird apps on nature reserves


Mobile apps being used by some to get a closer photograph of birds Dorset Wildlife Trust is launching an online campaign to raise awareness and warn people of the harm that can be caused to wildlife by using mobile phone apps which mimic birdsong. Wardens on Brownsea Island have reported incidents of visitors using these […]

Navitus Bay invests in a state of the art, interactive 3D model for next round of public consultation events


An interactive 3D model of the proposed Navitus Bay wind park off the coast of Dorset has been launched today by the project’s developers. The computer-generated model will enable visitors to the next round of consultation exhibitions to move around the detailed 3D model of the proposed wind park and explore coastal views from any […]

New logo for the Navitus Bay Wind Park created by local student


The competition to create a new logo for Navitus Bay has been won by Danni Cain from New Milton.  Danni attends the Arts University College in Bournemouth.   Danni, 18, designed the winning logo for the proposed Navitus Bay Wind Park, located off the coasts of Dorset and Hampshire, and to the West of the […]

New partnership to hold rights to Navitus Bay offshore wind project


The exclusive development rights for the proposed Navitus Bay Offshore Wind project, located off the Dorset and Hampshire coasts, and to the west of the Isle of Wight, will now be held by a 50-50 joint venture partnership between Eneco and EDF Energy. Eneco has chosen to partner with EDF Energy as both companies share […]

Mobile cameras proved to be a success in Bournemouth

Police has made over 100 arrests in Bournemouth due to the help of mobile CCTV cameras introduced last year. Four mobile CCTV cameras were introduced in April 2011. £46,000 has been invested in them as a part of the Bournemouth Council’s Safer Communities campaign. They can be positioned in any public space within the borough and […]

Eneco Navitus Bay Wind Park public consultation

This is just a quick reminder for anyone that was unable to attend the public exhibitions held in Swanage, Poole, Christchurch, Bournemouth, West Moors, New Milton, Lymington and on the Isle of Wight between 21st February and 3rd March about the proposed Navitus Bay offshore Wind Park. The information boards from the exhibitions are now […]

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