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The Role of the Verderers

  • Protect and regulate the New Forest's unique agricultural commoning practices;
  • Conserve it's traditional landscape, wildlife and aesthetic character, including it's flora and fauna, peacefulness, natural beauty and cultural heritage;
  • Safeguard a viable future for commoning upon which the foregoing depends.
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Grazing Scheme

Higher Level Stewardship Scheme

The New Forest Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) scheme is England's largest environmental scheme and restores and enhances the internationally-important habitats of the New Forest.

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Reporting an incident

Do not use email or the contact form to try and contact the Verderers in an emergency.

Road traffic accidents

To report Road Traffic Accidents involving Forest stock (ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys) - ring the Police on 999.

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Sick or injured animals

For sick, injured or dead pony, cow, donkey, pig or sheep (other than an RTA), call 02380 282052 during normal office hours, or 0300 067 4600 at other times

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