• What does the EU Referendum Result mean for our local wildlife and natural environment?

    Friday 24th June, 2016

    Wigtwizzle Woods Broomhead Reservoir (c) John Wallis at JWLandscapePhotography

    The EU's environmental legislation has provided a strong framework for wildlife protection and air and water quality improvements. The decision to leave the EU brings significant long-term risks to our local wildlife and the quality of our natural environment.

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  • Children to benefit from national wildlife challenge

    Thursday 26th May, 2016

    Children of Sheffield and Rotherham are being urged to get out into nature this June as part of a national wildlife event that has been shown to improve health and wellbeing.

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  • Sheffield partnership set to carry out experiment in a bid to bring more wildlife to the city

    Wednesday 18th May, 2016

    Roadside flowers in Sheffield credit Paul Hobson

    A new collaboration between Streets Ahead, the University of Sheffield and Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust is changing the way that some of Sheffield’s grass verges are cut in a bid to understand if this can help bring more wildlife to our city.

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  • Celebrating Sir David Attenborough at 90: Decades of devotion to UK wildlife

    Sunday 8th May, 2016

    Sir David Attenborough (c) Tom Marshall.jpg

    The Wildlife Trusts thank David for being the UK’s great supporter of the wild world

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  • Public offered free motion sensor camera to mark hedgehog week

    Tuesday 3rd May, 2016

    Hedgehog by Gillian Day

    A special nature spotting kit that includes a motion sensor camera is being offered to older people by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust to kick off Hedgehog Awareness Week.

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  • Sheffield’s Birds – Racing against Modernity

    Wednesday 30th March, 2016

    Firecrest copyright Amy Lewis

    How modern farming practices and changing landscapes have pushed some birds to the brink while boosting numbers for others

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  • Historic Woodlands Fit for the Future

    Wednesday 30th March, 2016

    Panoramic view through Greno Woods

    Over 3000 native trees have been planted in Greno Woods this winter, as part of a plan to improve the resilience of the semi-natural ancient woodland, which holds some of Yorkshire’s most vulnerable habitats and species.

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  • Shining a green light on Sheffield

    Friday 26th February, 2016

    Sunnybank photo credit Sarah Sidgwick

    After 12 months of consultation and evidence gathering, Sheffield’s Green Commission has published its report on the city’s sustainability, alongside recommendations to retain and improve the city’s green credentials.

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  • Smithy Wood - Planning Committee meeting

    Wednesday 24th February, 2016

    The Sheffield City Council planning committee meeting scheduled to consider Smithy Wood has been postponed. Due to local council elections, it now appears likely that the relevant planning committee will not take place until June 2016.

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  • Responsible Bird Feeding

    Wednesday 17th February, 2016

    Goldfinch Feeding by Derek Moore

    Gardens can be a haven for wildlife during the ‘lean’ months. They provide an important source of food and shelter for all kinds of species, especially birds. With a little planning, you can turn your garden into a sanctuary for them and reap the reward of seeing wildlife thrive throughout the year.

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