Category Archives: Goats

Robert Westlake

Robert Westlake is the Downs Ranger. He holds a key position in the management of the Downs as he works for the Downs Committee and oversees everything that goes on. He works closely with the Downs Committee, and the Head … Continue reading

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John Partridge

John Partridge is Senior Curator of Animals at Bristol Zoo. The zoo has been involved in the goat grazing project in the gulley, and his keepers collect small amounts of forage for their animals on the Downs.

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Mandy Leivers

Mandy Leivers is the Avon Gorge and Downs Biodiversity Education Officer. She runs walks, talks and children’s events, and works with a variety of organisations including the Zoo where she is based. She draws on a huge knowledge of the … Continue reading

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Terry Hannan

Terry Hannan is the Head Gardener for the Downs. He manages a team of gardeners in day to day grounds maintenance tasks. These include mowing, tree management, litter collection and caring for the newly arrived goats.

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The Goats

[audio: /wp-content/uploads/2012/02/goats-smaller.mp3] In June 2011 six goats arrived in the Gully to help with conservation of rare plants. Mandy Leivers explains why and how the goats benefit the patches of grassland where these plants live. Robert Westlake gives the Downs … Continue reading

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