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.”