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.
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 […]
Signing up as a Conservation Evidence Champions means that we have committed to ensure that evidence is included in the decisions we make about how we manage our nature reserves.
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust are asking gardeners to demand peat free composts from retailer in a call for an immediate end to the sale of peat products.
We must ensure nature’s recovery is put into law before it’s too late. Show your support for stronger nature protection by signing our petition!
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 […]
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 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.
We need an effective planning system to help us all benefit from a wilder future, where nature is recovering and we all live in healthy communities with natural green spaces on our doorsteps. We know that the current system isn’t working, but we’re concerned that the new reforms will make a bad situation even worse.
A team of our staff have met with Louise Haigh, MP for Sheffield Heeley at Carbrook Ravine Nature Reserve.