Snowdonia Feral goat

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Free roaming dangerous for traffic, destruction of young trees and gardens, grazing in commenrcial sheep-rearing areas - problems lead to proposed cull of almost a quarter of the herd.
Country United Kingdom, GB
Location Snowdonia, Wales
Species Goat
Management feral
Population size 500 (est. 2006) increasing (managed by culling)
History Goats are believed to have roamed the area since the last ice age nearly 10,000 years ago. The goat was an essential part of the landscape and people´s existence, providing meat, hair, horn, hoof and milk. Ecologically, they are good at clearing scrub, they protect rare plants
Need for Action Full census and cessation of indiscriminate culling
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Snowdonia Feral Goat

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