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.

Grazing Case Studies

Hay Exchange

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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.

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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  • This is Bronwen a Welsh Pony who grazes the coastal
    1 day ago by pontcymru This is Bronwen, a Welsh Pony who grazes the coastal meadows at Cwm Colhuw in the Vale of Glamorgan. Cwm Colhuw is managed by  @wildlifetrustsww  There are two calcareous grassland fields on the nature reserve, which the ponies, along with volunteers from the Wildlife Trust, are working hard to manage. The ponies assist in preventing the scrub over taking the meadows and are favourites with the locals who walk along the coast path, which passes along the edge of one of the fields. The short turf created by the ponies in one of the fields creates the perfect habitat for
  • Overton Mere managed by the wildlifetrustsww is an important site
    3 days ago by pontcymru Overton Mere, managed by the  @wildlifetrustsww , is an important site for calcareous grassland plants. Grazing ceased on this site many years ago and as a result, gorse scrub has slowly been encroaching on the grassland. PONT Cymru has been working with the Wildlife Trust and Natural Resources Wales to re-establish grazing on this nature reserve. Last summer, fencing was installed which had to extend onto the beach to prevent escapees. This provided an initial challenge but was overcome in the end. Following fencing installation, Dexter cattle from  @GowerMeadowBeef  and Torcoed Welsh Mountain Ponies moved onto the nature reserve. The animals
  • Do you walk a dog at Kenfig Nature Reserve? We
    1 week ago by pontcymru Do you walk a dog at Kenfig Nature Reserve? We are really pleased to announce the launch of a new phone app which will enable you to track the sheep that are grazing on the dunes. In this way, you can avoid the flock and walk your dog worry-free. We are hopeful that this app will reduce the amount of dog worrying incidents that occur at Kenfig. As a very popular site for dog walking, unfortunately there has been a history of sheep being injured or even killed by dogs on the nature reserve. The app is called 'Hoofprints' and
  • Grazer of the Week Rhubarb the Beltie Our grazeroftheweek this
    1 week ago by pontcymru Grazer of the Week; Rhubarb the Beltie Our  #grazeroftheweek  this week is Rhubarb the Belted Galloway. She is 3 years old, expecting her first calf in June and a lifelong conservation grazer! Rhubarb is grazing with a herd of Highlands and Belties on Cors Goch fen on Anglesey. The fen belongs to  @northwaleswildlifetrust  and is a SSSI, noted for Medicinal leeches and Geyer's whorl snail. The Highlands enjoy wallowing in the pools and Belties love to stand around in the water too and munch on Phragmites. Reed Canary grass is a big favourite too! Read more on our website here
  • Grazing Facts Grazing Animals Provide Habitat for DungEating Insects If
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru Grazing Facts; Grazing Animals Provide Habitat for Dung-Eating Insects If there's one thing we know about grazing animals, it's that they produce a lot of dung! Dung is essential for the UK's 40+ species of dung beetles. Anyone who has ever poo picked after a horse or kicked over a cow pat will have seen holes in the ground underneath. This is where dung beetles have tunnelled and buried dung in the soil to feed their larvae. Dung beetles and the other 250 or so species of insect that live on droppings provide food for a host of other species,
  • FREE TRAINING Dogs in the Countryside   Do you
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru FREE TRAINING; Dogs in the Countryside . . Do you look after a site which is used by dogs and their owners? . We are running a FREE training course on the 15th March 2019, to help you get up to date with current policy and best practise. You will also learn methods for management and have an opportunity to network. Link for more info http://ow.ly/w9pG50lxelr . .  #training   #dogsinthecountryside   #grazingisamazing   #poriynrhagori   #dogs   #pontcymru   #dogsofinstagram   #northwales   #northwaleslive   #loggerheadscountrypark   #freetraining   #northwalestagram   #northwaleslife   #farming   #countrysidemanagement   #farmingnorthwales   #naturereservemanagement   #habitatmanagement