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Grazer of the Week 9th August; Charlie the Dartmoor Pony

Grazer of the Week is Charlie the Dartmoor pony. Charlie is our oldest grazer of the week yet at 30 years old! Charlie grazes at the National Grid Hirwaun Sub Station, which is the sub station for the Pen y Cymoedd wind farm. This is one of only a handful of

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Carneddau ponies- wildlife warriors from Snowdonia National Park

Originally featured on the Campaign for National Parks Blog  The Carneddau Mountain range in the Snowdonia National Park is home to a small population of around 300 semi-feral Carneddau ponies whose history is thought to date back to the Bronze Age. Though they not designated as a rare breed, they are

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Grazer of the Week 28th June; Bera the Carneddau

Grazer of the Week this week is Bera the Carneddau pony. Bera was born this spring at Hafan y Môr, near Pwllheli. Hafan y Môr is a SSSI and a SAC for coastal grassland, fen and heath. The site has been ungrazed for 40 years and following surveys and advice from

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Grazer of the Week 31st May; Conwy the Carneddau Pony

Conwy the Carneddau Pony grazes at RSPB Conwy Nature Reserve near Llandudno. RSPB Conwy is a haven for wetland birds such as curlews, redshanks and grazing wigeons, with two large lagoons, reedbeds and islands. The ponies are an important part of the habitat management here as lawnmowers, keeping the grass short

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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 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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