The ancient forest of Selwood once stretched from Bruton in the west to Warminster in the east, and from Frome in the north to Shaftesbury in the south. The forest has remnants of rich wood pastures and parkland however like the rest of the UK the forest faces the multiple threats of climate change, habitat loss, agricultural intensification and freshwater pollution.
It is widely accepted that the UK’s biodiversity had been massively depleted by centuries of habitat loss, management changes, development and persecution before the State of Nature’s 1970 baseline.
Nature is our greatest ally in locking carbon away and protecting our climate and nature restoration on a large scale will shape a better future for wildlife and people.
In support of our charitable mission, we have the following goals:
We are working to safeguard the Forest's plants and animals from increasing habitat loss, species decline or even extinction. Our work is supported by donations from individuals and charitable foundations.
Forest of Selwood is a registered charity committed to reviving nature in this deeply historic landscape.