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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  • Did you know that the remnants of our industrial heritage
    1 day 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
    3 days 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
    7 days 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
  • For over 10 years wildlifetrustsww conservation staff had puzzled over
    1 week ago by pontcymru 'For over 10 years  @wildlifetrustsww  conservation staff had puzzled over how to make Overton Mere stockproof so grazing could be introduced. Animals crossing the beach and straying onto neighbouring land was going to be an issue. Seeking fresh innovative ideas advice was sought from PONT, who brought expert knowledge of grazing animal behaviour and having designed solutions similar elsewhere in Wales and fencing was installed.' Paul Thornton Senior Wildlife Trust Officer Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales PONT Cymru has experience of managing livestock grazing across many different sites and situations. PONT staff can help and advise and offer
  • We were really pleased to celebrate WalesOutdoorLearningWeek by heading back
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru We were really pleased to celebrate  #WalesOutdoorLearningWeek  by heading back out on the road with the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service on the 'Don't Burn Bernie' Roadshow. This joint educational tour aims to reduce the incidence of deliberate grass fires by changing peoples' attitudes, knowledge and behaviour. Together we are visiting schools across South Wales to talk about the devastating impact of fires on wildlife and livestock. The fire service bring along their fire engine and we of course bring lambs! Now we don't know about you, but we think this photo of firefighters with lambs is definitely worth
  • An unusual and exotic GrazeroftheWeek this week! Willow the Water
    2 weeks ago by pontcymru An unusual and exotic  #GrazeroftheWeek  this week! Willow the Water Buffalo grazes at  @wildlifetrustsww  Teifi Marshes. At Teifi Marshes, the marsh makes for a habitat management challenge. Grazing was required on site, but when ponies were introduced, they were only interested in the lush grass rather than the unwanted scrub. Cattle fared a little better but still avoided the watery areas of the marsh. The Wildlife Trust also struggled to find farmers to put cattle on the wetter parts of the reserve because the site has been associated with Red Water fever. This is where the water buffalo come in!