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House sparrow on fennel flowers

“With half of wildlife already in long-term decline, there’s no time to lose” Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts response to the Queens speech

Responding to the Queen’s Speech today (11th May 2021), Craig Bennett, Chief Executive of The Wildlife Trusts, said: “This was the third successive Queen’s Speech which has promised to pass an Environment Bill. With half of wildlife already in long-term decline, there’s no time to lose – the Government must bring the Bill back as […]

We know a strong connection to nature is good for our mental health; now a new study sets out to measure just how much it can help our wellbeing. Image shows Wild at Heart volunteers holding the nature activity bags which form part of the study.

We know a strong connection to nature is good for our mental health; now a new study sets out to measure just how much it can help.

The project has been made possible thanks to a £24,295 grant from the Cadent Foundation, who is generously supporting community projects such as this one. This has enabled Wild at Heart to work with the University of Derby’s Nature Connectedness Research Group to evaluate the project and contribute towards research into the importance of nature […]

Government falls short of delivering promised ‘green Brexit’

Leading green groups issue final Brexit report card that finds static or weaker protections for the environment, urging government to strengthen plans A coalition of the country’s leading green groups has today concluded that environmental protections in areas such as nature restoration and air quality are either no stronger or weaker than they were pre-Brexit. […]

Permission to build on Owlthorpe Fields granted

The planning decision made in May 2020 by Sheffield City Council to refuse a planning application submitted by Avant Homes to build 72 houses on part of Owlthorpe Fields, has unfortunately been overturned through a Planning Appeal.  The Appeal Inquiry, heard over six days in January, covered a range of topics including ecology, trees, design […]

Put a spring in her step this Mother’s Day!

This Mother’s Day we are offering you a bumper spring gift pack when buying a gift membership for your mum including; wildlife gardening and grow a secret garden for butterflies booklet, wild bee action pack, a selection of wild flower seed packs and gift card, plus all of the wonderful benefits of membership.