PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

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Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

PONT (Pori, Natur a Threftadaeth – Grazing, Nature and Heritage) is a not-for-profit organisation which exists to encourage and facilitate grazing for the benefit of the wildlife, landscape and cultural heritage of Wales.

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Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

Training & Events

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PONT works with individuals and organisations to deliver appropriate grazing regimes for the benefit of wildlife, both on individual sites and at a local and regional level.

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  • Species in Focus High Brown Fritillary The high brown fritillary
    22 hours ago by pontcymru Species in Focus; High Brown Fritillary The high brown fritillary could once be found widely spread around the UK. Since the 1950s the abundance of this butterfly has dramatically declined. In the past, farmers used to collect bracken for bedding, which ensured that the bracken didn't become over-dominant. The loss of this farming practice has led to significant loss of the violet food plant from sites. At Coity Wallia Commons, PONT has taken measures to improve the habitat for high brown fritillaries by rolling the bracken, then introducing Red Ruby Devon cattle on a cattle leasing scheme to reduce the
  • Amazing work by RSPCACymru Gwasanaeth Tn ac Achub CGC
    2 days ago by pontcymru Amazing work by  @RSPCA_Cymru , Gwasanaeth Tân ac Achub CGC / MAWW Fire and Rescue and  @dyfedpowyspolice  to rescue 60 sheep that were trapped on the cliffs at Mathry in Pembrokeshire. Well done!!  #sheepofinstagram   #rspca   #pembrokeshire   #rescue   #midwalesfireandrescue   #dyfedpowyspolice   #sheep   #mathry   #coast 
  • Our grazeroftheweek this week is Ronnie the Belted Galloway Ronnie
    4 days ago by pontcymru Our  #grazeroftheweek  this week is Ronnie the Belted Galloway. Ronnie grazes with the herd on two SSSIs in Lixwm, Flintshire, Parc Bodlondeb and Parc Gwenallt. The sites are notified for unimproved calcareous grassland, limestone heath and species-rich acid grassland. Read more about Ronnie at pontcymru.org/grazer-of-the-week-19th-april-ronnie-the-beltie Don’t forget you can submit your animals to become our next Grazer of the Week by tagging  @pontcymru  on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag  #grazeroftheweek .  #grazingisamazing   #pontcymru   #poriynrhagori 
  • Did you know that the remnants of our industrial heritage
    6 days ago by pontcymru Did you know that the remnants of our industrial heritage in Wales are of great value to wildlife? Check out this new report by Liam Olds ( @collieryspoil ) on the importance of colliery spoil habitats for invertebrates. It's a very enlightening report and the results will perhaps be surprising to some people. http://ow.ly/VtVy50qAZEK It is becoming clear that colliery spoil habitats are an important part of Wales' heritage and wildlife and conservationists across the country are now working to preserve these unique habitats. In some cases, conservation grazing can be an important part of the habitat management. At Bryn Tip in
  • The lambs are exhausted after their school visits on the
    1 week ago by pontcymru The lambs are exhausted after their school visits on the 'Don't Burn Bernie' roadshow with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service - it's time for some naps! Read more about this collaboration on our website, we are very proud of it https://www.pontcymru.org/back-on-the-road-with-dont-burn-bernie/
  • grazeroftheweek this week is Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep Seren
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru  #grazeroftheweek  this week is Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep Seren grazes in the beautiful Elan Valley . At Troedrhiwdraen Farm, the traditional Welsh Mountain Sheep are used to manage the rhos pasture and wildflower meadows. This area is abundant in rare Welsh species such as the Welsh Clearwing, Fragrant Orchid and Globe Flower, as well as an extensive wildflower list. The sheep graze the meadows until May, when they are left to flower until they are cut later in the season.The sheep also graze on other fields which support mountain pansy, bird's-foot trefoil and tormentil. Here you can also find