Wild Purbeck has been selected as one of 12 Nature Improvement Areas. The 12 regions were chosen from 70 schemes that were bidding against each other in a DEFRA competition to gain a share of £7.5 million over three years. The funding has been awarded to the Nature Improvement Areas by the Government to help local groups carry out work to improve, expand and link networks of wildlife sites. It is hoped that this will help endangered and declining species and encourage them into the areas .
The aim for wild Purbeck the downs is to introduce livestock to manage heathland areas, restore wetland, create and restore 15 ponds, dig a saline lagoon and plant 300 acres of new woodland.