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Seren the welsh mountain sheep PONT Cymru grazer of the week

Grazer of the Week 12th April; Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep

Our youngest Grazer of the Week so far is Seren the Welsh Mountain Sheep. Seren grazes in the beautiful Elan Valley. The 70 square miles of the Elan Valley includes moorland, rhos pasture, bog, woodland, wildflower meadows and reservoir. The area is of national importance for wildlife and incorporates 12 separate

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Don't Burn Bernie Fire Service and PONT Cymru

Back on the Road with ‘Don’t Burn Bernie’

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

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Pony grazing canary grass pont cymru why are ponies good at conservation grazing

What makes ponies good at conservation grazing?

Here in Wales we are lucky to have native breeds of hardy Welsh ponies. A common sight when driving through the remote mountain roads of Wales are small herds of shaggy ponies, making a living in these harsh environments. A good example of these are the Carneddau ponies, who inhabit the

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Grazer of the Week 29th March; Anwen the Welsh Black

Anwen and her mixed breed herd of twenty cattle graze at Dare Valley Country Park near Aberdare. Anwen and her herd featured on season 3 of Iolo’s Welsh Parks, when they were celebrated for their assistance maintaining the habitat here for an endangered Welsh species. Dare Valley is a park which

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The Way Pont Works is Changing

The way PONT works is changing: For the last 3.5 years PONT has received core funding from Welsh Government which has meant staff have been able provide lots of advice and support to secure nature friendly grazing on a range of sites across Wales for little or no cost. We have

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Grazer of the Week 22nd March; Bronwen the Welsh Pony

This is Bronwen, a Welsh Pony who grazes the coastal meadows at Cwm Colhuw in the Vale of Glamorgan. Cwm Colhuw is managed by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales. A postcard of the Colhuw valley taken in the 1930s shows the reserve was open grazed pasture with small

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