Exmoor Ponies help conserve habitats

Moorland, the Heart of Exmoor.

Source: BBC News

Exmoor-based charity the Moorland Mousie Trust have supplied Exmoor Ponies to County Durham to help manage land near Deerness Valley Way Railway Path. The area was used for opencast mining in the 1970s, but today it is rich in wildflowers.

Durham County Council ecologist Stuart Priestley said:
“As well as having significant benefits for biodiversity the project will also help to conserve the Exmoor pony, by providing Britain’s prehistoric pony with a valuable role in conservation grazing.”

Meet an Exmoor Pony

Why not visit the Exmoor Pony Centre and see one of these prehistoric ponies for yourself? Located just off the moorland at Winsford Hill, near Dulverton. Details…


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