07-07-2014 09:06 AM | United Kingdom

Highland cattle help survival chances of rare butterfly

A herd of shaggy four-legged conservation heroes is helping an upland farm in the Lake District to become a haven for some of the country’s most endangered butterflies.

A herd of Luing cattle has been recruited to graze the land at High House Farm to help safeguard a future for Cumbria’s endangered high brown fritillary butterflies by creating ideal habitat for the rare insects.

The butterfly is giving cause for conservation concern as its population has crashed by more than 90% since the 1970s.
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