• A year of healthy choices

    Thursday 31st January, 2013

    Forge Valley school visit a farm

    Over 1500 young people have been encouraged and helped to make changes to their diets through the Healthy Lunches Project this year.

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  • HS2 phase 2 – high impact on the North’s natural heritage (national release)

    Thursday 31st January, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts logo

    Following the Government’s announcement of its preferred route for the second phase of High Speed Rail 2, The Wildlife Trusts’ initial analysis shows that more than 200 important wildlife sites lie within a one kilometre corridor centred on the proposed route and could suffer as a result. Of these, at least 65 are at direct risk of impact from the line itself.

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  • Future protection for forests welcome

    Thursday 31st January, 2013

    The Wildlife Trusts Logo

    Confirmation that forests in England will remain in public ownership is warmly welcomed today as the Government publishes its long-awaited response to the Independent Panel on Forestry.

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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