The long-awaited Environment Bill has now been published. Whilst this is welcome news, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust are concerned that the Bill must not be further delayed if we are to tackle the serious environmental challenges we face. Cross-party parliamentary support is needed urgently in order to begin nature’s recovery. The 2019 State of […]
As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project, Data for Nature, volunteers carried out a number of bird territory mapping surveys at Hammond’s Field Nature Reserve in Sheffield.
Call for green prescribing to become widespread A new report published today (here) reveals that prescribing contact with nature for people who have low levels of mental wellbeing is excellent value for money by improving people’s health and wellbeing. Researchers at Leeds Beckett University analysed the social value of Wildlife Trusts’ nature conservation projects which […]
This year has seen the return of a breeding pair of Goshawk to the Sheffield Lakelands, laying four eggs and three young, of which two successfully fledged over the summer.
The National Biodiversity Network (NBN) is keen to recognise significant achievement and celebrate success in wildlife recording and information sharing. The awards scheme set up in 2015 aims to recognise people or organisations that are making outstanding contributions to wildlife recording and improving our understanding of the natural world. The Data for Nature project was […]
Sir David Attenborough, president emeritus of The Wildlife Trusts has made a short film with the charity to provide answers to the State of Nature partnership’s latest warnings of continued, devastating wildlife declines in the UK. In the film, Sir David calls for powerful new laws to ensure the UK’s wild places can thrive once […]
England’s wildlife continues to decline according to the State of Nature 2019 report. The latest findings show that since rigorous scientific monitoring began in the 1970s more species in England have seen their populations decrease than increase across wildlife studied and that the declines continue unabated. Following the State of Nature reports in 2013 and […]
A new online recording system, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and introduced just a couple of months ago has already received a substantial number of interesting sightings.
Natural Neighbours is funded by The National Lottery Communities Fund. It offers a unique opportunity to work with communities across four areas in Rotherham, supporting these areas to celebrate and take ownership of the green spaces right on their doorstep.
The Working for Nature programme is a 4-year partnership between Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, to teach and preserve vital conservation and habitat management skills.