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Fell Pony expert opinions

Expert Opinions

The Fell Pony - Expert Opinions

Experts, including representatives of key organizations, will be interviewed by David at Hadrianís Wall during the expedition.

These include:

Archaeologists (including from English Heritage)
Cumbria Commonersí Association
Cumbria Wildlife Trust
National Steering Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources
Fell Pony Society
Liverpool University School of Veterinary Science
Natural England
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Royal Society for Protection of Birds
Segedunum Museum
Veterinary Practice

David anticipates that each expert will contribute towards our understanding of why the extensively grazing Fell pony is under severe threat.

Controversial issues surrounding the Fell pony will be discussed:

  • Historical and heritage values
  • Genetic characteristics and breeding
  • Value within conservation grazing schemes
  • Biodiversity and farm animal genetic resources
  • Links with Hadrianís Wall - The place of the breed within northern landscapes and within the vicinity of Hadrianís Wall (a geographical perspective)

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