The open landscape of the Senne is an important habitat for numerous rare plants and animals. Without regular maintenance, however, trees and shrubs would grow up on the heathlands and grasslands after a short time. Gradually, this habitat for light and heat-loving species would disappear. Following the example of historical management, grazing animals help to preserve this valuable landscape. In various areas of the Senne, the Senne horses, heathland sheep, Scottish highland cattle and Exmoor ponies maintain heathlands and grasslands and develop light forests.
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