Wildwood, Kent's unique wildlife park and conservation charity is proud to announce yet another transfer of Konik horses, this time going to roam in Mid Wales.
The horses have gone to Wildernest; a green tourism and environmental education project run by husband & wife Hugh and Jude Crawford in the beautiful Aeron Valley, Wales. In their new home the horses will live wild and improve the wetland habitat through natural grazing.
This latest transfer, one of many carried out by Wildwood, is another triumph as we strive to improve conditions for wildlife throughout the UK through conservation grazing.
Konik horses are extremely hardy and live well on wetlands eating weeds, reeds and grass whilst boosting biodiversity through light grazing and natural fertilisation. This keeps the land open and encourages more plants, invertebrates and birds to settle in the area. Over the years, Wildwood has bred and distributed hundreds of Konik horses to similar habitats around the UK where they continue to improve conditions for wildlife in a natural and sustainable way.
Wildwood's Chief Executive Peter Smith said "We are delighted to be working with the Wildernest project. The horses are the ideal conservation management tool and will boost the area's biodiversity whilst providing a valuable resource for 'green tourism' and people learning about ecological restoration. We are sure that the horses will be very happy there and will do wonders for the habitat."
Konik horses are just one of the huge range of British animals that can be seen at the Wildwood, near Canterbury, off the A291 between Herne Bay and Canterbury.