• HS2 Phase 2 and its impact on wildlife (local release)

    Wednesday 30th January, 2013

    Woodhouse Washlands, photo by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

    The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham expresses concern over phase 2 of the new high speed rail link (from Birmingham to Leeds) which could destroy or damage several areas of ecological importance in our region – including ancient woodlands and hedgerows, wetlands and moorlands.

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  • Protecting our seas has huge public support, says MP

    Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

    Angela Smith MP & Stephanie Hilborne OBE, CEO of The Wildlife Trusts

    Proposals to protect England’s Seas are vital and have widespread public support Angela Smith MP said today.

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  • Northern Ambition’s Catchment Walkovers

    Friday 23rd November, 2012

    The Don at Norfolk Bridge

    Although many people may not think it, Sheffield and Rotherham’s waterways are full of life and you don’t have to look far to find a diverse array of flora and fauna on the door step of our urban centres. Spot kingfishers darting along Nursery Street, or try your hand at fly-fishing on Blonk Street, tucked away behind the Wicker.

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  • Fox Hagg and Wyming Brook extensions get the go ahead

    Sunday 11th November, 2012

    Ben Spencer and Rob Miller on site

    The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham has secured management of a further 33 hectares of land in the Rivelin Valley, thanks to the work of solicitors Wake Smith LLP.

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  • Woodland management at Greno

    Thursday 8th November, 2012

    Photo copyright Chris Senior, ecospace.org.uk

    The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham continues its sustainable management of Greno Woods this winter. For approximately three weeks in November and December, most of the felling work will take place in the northern area of the woods.

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  • Government must listen to MPs and abandon badger cull

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    Photo by Andrew Mason, www.andrewmasonphotography.co.uk

    The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham urges the Government to listen to Parliament after MPs backed a motion calling on the Government to abandon its planned badger cull.

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  • Wet weather makes new friends

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    mammal survey

    The wet weather this summer may have made many of us miserable, but despite the rain, the population of small mammals living on a wetland nature reserve are surprisingly healthy.

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  • Action for Ash

    Friday 26th October, 2012

    Ash tree, Stafford Road

    As Defra Secretary of State Owen Paterson prepares to meet the Forestry Commission (this weekend) to consider what action to take to control Ash dieback disease Chalara fraxinea, The Wildlife Trust for Sheffield and Rotherham urges members and supporters to report potential sightings of infected trees, in the hope that the ecological impacts of this devastating disease can be minimised.

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  • Badger cull delay welcome: time to throw weight behind alternatives

    Wednesday 24th October, 2012

    Wildlife Trusts logo

    The Wildlife Trusts welcome the Environment Secretary’s announcement to delay the badger cull but are disappointed by his (economic) motives.

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  • Sheffield Wildlife Trust AGM 2012

    Wednesday 22nd August, 2012

    Photo by Glyn Hudson

    This year our annual general meeting (AGM) will be held on the evening of 27th September at our headquarters on Stafford Road, Sheffield, S2 2SF. Before the meeting there will be a talk by Alastair Fitter CBE, '100 Years On - New Challenges for Conservation’ which everyone is welcome to attend.

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