A local nature reserve managed by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust has unfortunately been subject to vandalism and illicit trail digging for the use of mounting biking. As a small charity with a team of dedicated members and volunteers the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust work hard to maintain and protect the beautiful but vulnerable habitats across South Yorkshire.
Two-year delay to England peat strategy as damage continues to vital carbon stores. This year, as the UK hosts the global climate conference, COP26, all eyes will be on the UK’s own action to tackle climate change. The Wildlife Trusts believe that the Government’s failure to address a key issue – how to end the […]
Insects pollinate a third of all our food crops. Much of our wildlife relies on them for food – be it birds, bats, reptiles, amphibians, small mammals or fish. But the shocking reality is that 41% of the Earth’s remaining insect species are threatened with extinction. In the UK alone we have lost at least […]
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust have been busy sending nature inspired home schooling resource packs to over 800 children across South Yorkshire, helping children to connect with wildlife to boost wellbeing in lockdown.
Sheffield and Rotherham CEO, Liz Ballard, is calling for our supporters to get behind our call for Sheffield City Council to declare an ecological emergency.
On Friday the Government announced new plans to bring in a partial ban on burning certain types of peatlands
We are thrilled to invite you to a virtual evening with Megan McCubbin on Thursday 25th February at 7pm. Join us for what is sure to be an informative, entertaining and inspirational evening with one of the UK’s leading naturalists. Megan will share personal stories, conservation highlights and fascinating discoveries from her conservation career.
Last week saw some very heavy rainfall across Sheffield and Rotherham, with the real risk of flooding in many areas. However, our nature reserves at Kilnhurst Ings and Woodhouse Washlands were able to function as flood storage basins and prevent flood damage in the surrounding areas. For most of the year these nature reserves are […]
Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust have joined forces with 13 partners across the city to pen an open letter to our city councilors asking for an ecological emergency to be declared for Sheffield. The letter is as follows: We, the below signatories, ask you to declare an ecological or biodiversity emergency for Sheffield by January […]
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.