Sheeps on grazing.
The sheeps, which are grazing on the Ponidzie meadows, allows to protect valuable natural habitats of rare plants. Grazing is conducted as a part of the sustainability of the EU project LIFE13 NAT/PL/000038 „Protection of valuable natural habitats in Ponidzie”.
In 2016, we bought 200 black-headed sheeps. They were distributed to six local farmyards interested in participating in the project. Within a few years, the overall ammount of sheeps has doubled. Currently, 466 sheeps is grazing protected areas! Bigger herds entails expanding of grazing areas. At the end of 2018, it was 5.62 ha more and now, together with farmers, we are trying to graze on an additional several dozen hectares of calcareous grasslands!
There is the proverb: „Krakow wasn`t built in a day”. Slowly but effectively we strive for the basic goal: to restore extensive sheep grazing throughout the whole Ponidzie region!