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Here's all the latest news from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Another successful year for Hen Harrier breeding in England

Original story here Numbers of chicks increase for fifth successive year Natural England and partners, including the RSPB, have recorded the best year for hen harrier breeding in England since the 1960s with 84 chicks fledged from nests across uplands in County Durham, Cumbria, Lancashire, Northumberland and Yorkshire. Hen harriers were once found across upland […]

Loxley Valley development is refused at planning appeal

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust welcome the Planning Inspectorate’s decision this week to refuse the appeal made by Patrick Properties to build 300 houses at the former Loxley Works (Hepworth) site in the Loxley Valley.   Dr Nicola Rivers, who led the Trust’s response to the application said: “In 2020 we submitted a 21 page objection to […]

City partners pledge to deliver new street tree strategy

A commitment to deliver on a new street tree strategy for Sheffield has been made by the founding members of the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership. Last week, representatives of each of the partner organisations came together to sign a pledge committing them to delivering on the Sheffield Street Tree Partnership Strategy, which outlines a long-term […]

Free ponds for landowners in South Yorkshire

Since receiving funding from Natural England 2 years ago, Wildscapes CIC have installed over 100 ponds across Yorkshire and are looking to install another 25 this coming winter. The Aim The work forms part of the Natural England led District Level licensing scheme for great crested newts (GCN).  This new scheme to South Yorkshire means […]

Good news for Carbrook Ravine nature reserve

Thanks to our generous and loyal members and supporters we have hit a fundraising target of £2,618 to unlock vital funding to to carry out a woodland improvement project on our Carbrook Ravine nature reserve, home to a wide range of threatened species like skylark, song thrush and the locally rare golden male fern. Carbrook […]