An innovative project to promote the survival of the endangered ‘burro mirandês’ donkey while also reducing the risk of forest fires has been launched in the north of Portugal.
The idea is simple – the donkeys will be left grazing on scrublands and other forest areas in Trás-os-Montes that have been flagged as fire risk hotspots.
As they chomp their way through potentially flammable undergrowth, risks will be lowered and the donkeys will prove their worth to farmers
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