Chillingham Park and its wild white cattle

Hall, Stephen (2006) Chillingham Park and its wild white cattle. Journal of the Royal Agricultural Society of England, 167 . pp. 40-48. ISSN 0080-4134

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Abstract

The Chillingham herd of white cattle is briefly described, and the recent endeavours by the owners, the Chillingham Wild Cattle Association, to secure its future are reviewed. With generous support from individual donors and from charitable trusts, biosecurity is being enhanced and access for members of the public improved. As a result, the Association is now concerned with much broader issues than those which have faced it in the past, and which mainly related to practical issues of husbandry and pasture management. As conservation measures are now being directed towards the cultural heritage and general faunal and floral biodiversity of Chillingham as well as towards the cattle themselves, the Chillingham experience may well provide a model for other conservation ventures relating to historic pastoral landscapes.

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Additional Information:The Chillingham herd of white cattle is briefly described, and the recent endeavours by the owners, the Chillingham Wild Cattle Association, to secure its future are reviewed. With generous support from individual donors and from charitable trusts, biosecurity is being enhanced and access for members of the public improved. As a result, the Association is now concerned with much broader issues than those which have faced it in the past, and which mainly related to practical issues of husbandry and pasture management. As conservation measures are now being directed towards the cultural heritage and general faunal and floral biodiversity of Chillingham as well as towards the cattle themselves, the Chillingham experience may well provide a model for other conservation ventures relating to historic pastoral landscapes.
Keywords:conservation, heritage conservation
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C180 Ecology
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D445 Heritage Management
D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D440 Rural Estate Management
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:5777
Deposited By: Stephen Hall
Deposited On:01 Jun 2012 20:25
Last Modified:02 Sep 2014 12:29

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