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Myndd Mawr Marsh Fritillary Project

Location:Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire

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In brief:Marsh Fritillary habitat management partnership between Butterfly Conservation and the Countryside Council for Wales

Contact:Deborah Sazer (Project Manager)

Tel:01792 642972

Email:dsazer.bcw@btconnect.com

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The Mynydd Mawr Marsh Fritillary Project is a partnership between Butterfly Conservation and the Countryside Council for Wales, ensuring suitable management of rhos pasture for the marsh fritillary butterfly.

The Project funds simple 5-year management agreements with landowners, paying for light grazing by ponies, horses or cattle (who create the tussocky structure required by the butterfly) and link land-owners that have no livestock with neighbours who are looking for additional grazing.

Additionally, they arrange and pay for capital works to enable grazing, e.g. fencing, water supplies and scrub clearance. The Project also aims to link land-owners with local contractors, benefiting the local economy as well as the butterflies.

The Myndd Mawr Marsh Fritillary Project aims to link as much habitat as possible to restore a viable future for the Marsh Fritillary.