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FelicityB

Dover, United Kingdom

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A little herd of Koniks, back on the hills outside of Dover. Taken today, 12.12.11, with weather more characteristic of autumn than mid December.

Extract from http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/horsesinhistory/koni... :-

Wildwood Trust pioneered the re-introduction of these horses to Britain in 2002. It brought the first ever of their breed to arrive in southern England and these horses and their offspring have been helping to restore some of the most precious national nature reserves in the UK.

Since this time, conservation grazing projects throughout Europe have used the Konik horses for wetland grazing projects. The former habitat of Tarpan was marshy woodland where their grazing activities help create ideal living conditions for a host of associated wildlife such as rare geese, spoonbills, bitterns and corncrakes.

The project to restore them to Kentish wetlands is a joint venture between the Wildwood Trust, near Canterbury, English Nature and Kent Wildlife Trust.

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  • Ginny York
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  • FelicityB
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