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 […]
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 […]
Together, our gardens and outdoor spaces create a vast living landscape. With an estimated 24 million gardens in the UK, you can help make a big difference to the natural world right on your doorstep!
Thanks to the money raised by National Lottery players, Data for Nature volunteers have been able to carry out a series of skylark territory mapping surveys at the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust Woodhouse Washlands Nature Reserve.
The strategy is being developed by a group of partners including members of STAG, SCC, Amey, independent experts and the Woodland Trust, with Liz Ballard, Chief Executive of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust in the role of Independent Chair. So far the partnership group has met twice and good progress has already been made around […]
How long have you been a member of the Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust? Why did you become a member? My eldest Grandchild is 13 so I think it must have been around 10 years ago as I wanted to sign up for the children’s part of the magazine. I have always taken the grandchildren […]
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 […]
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 […]
As part of our National Lottery Heritage Funded project, Data for Nature, volunteers carried out a number of bird territory mapping surveys at Hammond’s Field Nature Reserve in Sheffield.
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 […]