Category: Updates

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust calls for urgent action for insects, as a new report reveals true impacts of unnoticed invertebrate apocalypse

13th November 2019 – A new report, Insect Declines and Why They Matter, commissioned by a group of Wildlife Trusts has revealed conclusively that drastic declines in insect numbers look set to have far-reaching consequences for wildlife and people.  The new report, authored by invertebrate expert Dave Goulson, Professor of Biology at the University of […]

New report shows how nature nurtures children

The Wildlife Trusts call for every child to have a daily one-hour nature boost The Wildlife Trusts commissioned a study by the Institute of Education at UCL to evaluate the impact that experiencing nature has upon children. The study focused on over 450 primary school children and the effects of Wildlife Trust-led activities on their […]

Don’t let half-term scare you!

School holidays can hold horrors for the unprepared, but never fear – we’ve got loads of fun ways to keep your little monsters entertained over this Halloween half-term. Life on the Farm 28th-31st October Come and find out all about life on the farm with this jam-packed activity session perfect for kids aged 4-11, at […]

New Environment Bill needs support and urgent progress to stop nature’s decline says Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust

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 […]

New report reveals that prescribing nature is excellent value for money

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 […]