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.
HS2 decision will destroy precious wild places – The Wildlife Trusts call for a redesign.
We contacted all candidates for the constituency of Rotherham to ask for their responses to a list of questions on nature, habitats and climate change. Of all the candidates, only Sarah Champion, the Labour candidate and previous sitting MP replied. Here is her response.
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.
Our Advocacy Officer Ian Cracknell recently met Louise Haigh MP to ask for her support in calling for a strong Environment Act.