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The rare Fen Orchid lower Starting to strengthen-its Presence Special Area of ​​Conservation at Kenfig (QTS) After years of partnership gwaith Between Bridgend County Borough Council (BCBC), Plantlife and Natural Resources Wales (NRW).

 

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Removing the top layer of by turf and soil from a Tune, a technique hard 'slack scraping, web and Younger hundred recreate habitat tattoo Benefits the Fen Orchid and MANY other species.

 

Emma Brown, senior conservation officer for NRW, Said:

 

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"The Work being The SAC has done to Kenfig been a real success, Having recently recorded in 1012 Fen Orchids Across the site.

 

"This is not only amazing news for this rare orchid ond ALSO for the other species it may Benefits."

 

Grazing and slack scraping yn Continue to the site saw the Fen Orchid hundred Thrive and other features to Kenfig are protected.