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Bumblebee perched on a finger. Declaring a nature emergency for Sheffield will help protect more species

Success for the day of mass declaration of a Nature Emergency in Sheffield!

More than 1,000 individuals and 30 organisations joined together for a mass statement on Friday 21st May to declare a Nature Emergency for Sheffield. As a result of the campaign, on Friday’s declaration day, both Sheffield City Council’s new Labour and Green Party administration and Labour’s new Shadow Minister for Nature, Water, and Flooding, Sheffield Hallam MP Olivia Blake publicly said that they strongly support declaring a Nature Emergency in Sheffield.

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 […]