The Government has bowed to pressure from the National Farmers Union and agreed to authorise the use of the highly damaging neonicotinoid thiamethoxam for the treatment of sugar beet seed in 2021. The Wildlife Trusts strongly oppose this decision.
The decision to refuse planning permission for housing on Owlthorpe Fields is being appealed by Avant – the housing developer at a Planning Inquiry over the next six days. Our own Dr Nicola Rivers is acting as their Expert Ecology Witness and will be saying that the site meets the Sheffield Local Wildlife Site criteria and therefore should not be developed.
A year long river restoration project, including volunteer tree planting, has been completed on Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Woodhouse Washland nature reserve. The works will have a huge impact on local wildlife including improving conditions for fish breeding, creating habitat for wading birds and increasing the breeding opportunities for the protected species great crested […]
We know there have been many changes and challenges to our plans this year, but we really hope you have been able to have a lovely Christmas. To start the New Year well, we are once again, on January 1st 2021, launching our January half price membership offer. As we head into the New Year, […]
The first Environment Bill in over 20 years is making its way through Parliament and will soon be debated by MPs. Ask your MP to attend and speak up for wildlife.
68 projects have been awarded grants between £62k and £3.8 million to kick-start a pipeline of nature-based projects while creating and retaining jobs First funding round sees £40 million pot allocated, second round of funding to open in early 2021 Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust is one of the first environmental projects awarded a grant […]
An application to build 22 houses on a Local Wildlife Site at Long Line in Dore has been refused by Sheffield City Council’s Planning and Highways Committee.
As part of the River Restoration Project, our volunteers have just planted 200 native tree whips across the site. These trees will be so important for the reserve – As they grow, they will provide food and shelter for breeding birds, stabilise the riverbanks to protect against erosion, and will also help the resilience of the river against climate change.
We are supporting schools where we can during this difficult time because we want children and young people across Sheffield and Rotherham to reap the lifelong benefits of a wild childhood and to learn to look after their natural world.
Beavers, birds and butterflies will also benefit from almost £2 million Postcode Lottery funding announcement The Wildlife Trusts across England, Scotland and Wales are to harness the power of nature to fight climate change, thanks to almost £2 million raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The money will be used to fund nature restoration […]