Biodiversity is being helped by donkeys: Donkeys could perhaps help out nature’s tedious work after all!
The gentle & lively animals will eventually be part of a conservation programme to reintroduce one of the rarest farmland wildflowers in the UK.
The global animal welfare charity, Donkey Sanctuary, has planted over 20,000 tiny-flowered catchfly seeds on farmland located at its Devon headquarters.
Rescued donkeys will walk over sown seeds which will boost the germination opportunities of the wildflower.
As claimed by the research, the plant has disappeared from about 70% of its former range – agricultural expansion & the expanded use of herbicide have developed in the vanishing of the catchfly from northern England.
Ruth Angell, The Donkey Sanctuary Ecology and Conservation Manager, stated: “Increasing biodiversity is essential for an enriched and resilient environment which can support rare species as well as our resident herds of donkeys.”
Biodiversity is being helped by donkeys