The Lowther Estate
Cumbria • United Kingdom Started in January 2019 Active Conservation, Natural Forest Management
The Lowther Estate is located in the Lake District. Its ambitious strategy aims to allow natural processes to return and for wildlife to flourish. Through increasing the diversity of herbivores on the estate, including longhorn cattle, Tamworth pigs, red deer, ponies and beavers, wildlife has returned in abundance. These ecosystem engineers are being used in low densities to create a diverse range of habitats, from wetlands and wildflower meadows to woodlands and scrub.