• Otter sightings in Sheffield centre

    Tuesday 12th January, 2016

    Otters have been spotted living along the River Don in the heart of Sheffield. Signs of these rare and elusive creatures have been recorded all along the stretch of river, from Middlewood in the north west, along river banks near Meadowhall shopping centre, and further out towards Rotherham.

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  • Wildlife Trusts urge Government to drop the cull

    Monday 21st December, 2015

    Badger by Jon Bowen

    The Government today announced that it is suspending the sourcing of BCG vaccine for English badger vaccination schemes, that the 2015 badger culls were ‘successful in meeting their targets’ and confirmed it wants to see ‘badger control over a wider number of areas next year’, issuing new guidance to Natural England that significantly relaxes the current badger culling licence criteria.

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  • New railings for Crabtree

    Monday 7th December, 2015

    A team of students from Longley Park 6th Form College have been working with us to replace wrought iron railings at Crabtree Pond - their nearest local nature reserve.

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  • Lead poisoning continues

    Monday 7th December, 2015

    Wildfowl grazing

    5,000 tonnes of lead shot causes unnecessary damage to wildlife in the UK every year and enters the human food chain.

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  • Adventurous artist wanted for Undersea Art Award

    Wednesday 25th November, 2015

    Underwater artist award Chris Rose with lions mane jellyfish (c) Nicola Faulks

    The search is on for an intrepid artist who would like to take the plunge and seek inspiration beneath the waves. The Wildlife Trusts and the Society of Wildlife Artists fund an Undersea Art Award which pays for an established artist to learn to dive and then to work underwater off the UK coast, recording the wildlife of the sea. Applications for the 2016 award are now open! The winning artist will show their marine-inspired art at the SWLA’s exhibition in the Mall Galleries.

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  • Rother Valley gets makeover

    Wednesday 18th November, 2015

    Scrub clearance at Rother Valley Country Park

    Our land management staff and volunteers have been working with the ranger team at Rother Valley Country Park for the last three years to undertake practical conservation work.

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  • Help save our otters

    Tuesday 17th November, 2015

    Otters - one of our most charismatic mammals - were extremely rare and threatened with extinction during the 20th century. They are now finding a foothold in the heart of our urban territory but still need our help to thrive.

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  • 10 year old Storm raises money for Wildlife Trust

    Tuesday 10th November, 2015

    Storm Burgess loves all animals and raises money for more than eight local charities. To date, she has raised over £4,000.

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  • Your last chance to help save Smithy Wood

    Wednesday 4th November, 2015

    We have until the Friday 13th November to submit objections to Sheffield City Council Planning Department against the proposed motorway service area on this ancient woodland.

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  • Help our hedgehogs! Celebrities urge gardeners to save the nation’s hedgehogs

    Wednesday 14th October, 2015

    Hedgehog by Gillian Day

    Twiggy, Ben Fogle, Bill Oddie and Chris Beardshaw are backing Wild About Gardens Week this autumn and urging gardeners to save hedgehogs. The annual celebration of garden wildlife hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts has joined forces with Hedgehog Street this year to highlight what gardeners can do to help this much-loved yet fast-declining species.

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