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.
The first Partnership Street Tree Working Strategy for Sheffield has been released today and will be recommended to Sheffield City Council for adoption next week.
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust held a nature and environment themed hustings on Friday 6th December to put questions on wildlife, habitats and the climate emergency to Sheffield Central candidates.
Over 250 people have written to their MPs calling for stronger laws to protect nature through our Wilder Future campaign.
Sir David Attenborough, Stephen Fry, Catherine Tate, Alison Steadman and Asim Chaudhry have backed the new campaign from The Wildlife Trusts, including Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, which calls for a wilder future and for nature’s recovery in the UK.
Visit our stall at High Storrs School’s Eco-Expo on Saturday 23 March to take part in our Wilder Future campaign.
Our Advocacy Officer Ian Cracknell recently met Louise Haigh MP to ask for her support in calling for a strong Environment Act.