Exmoor ponies, Iron-age pigs and Long-horn cattle are roaming alongside wild bison following their release into woodland in Canterbury.

The ‘conservation grazers’ begun to arrive at West Blean and Thornden Woods just in time for World Re-Wilding Day, a global action to raise awareness of the benefits of wilder nature for wildlife people and the planet which takes place on 20th March 2023. The animals will now form part of a pioneering wilding project aimed at fighting the climate crisis and loss of biodiversity.

The Wilder Blean Project, is a joint initiative between the charities Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust, with the first phase being made possible through funds raised by  players of People’s Postcode Lottery awarded through the Dream Fund.

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