Commoning

Pony grazing on heathland

New Forest Commoners Defence Association

The New Forest Commoners Defence Association (CDA) was founded in 1909 in response to the increasing conflict between the spreading urban populations around the New Forest’s fringes and the commoners’ animals.

The Association’s main purpose is to support the right of commoners to turn their stock out on the open Forest and to promote their interests in the day-to-day management of the Forest, as well as in the wider political arena.

The CDA continues to project the commoners’ point of view in day-to-day Forest management, as well as the political future of the Forest.

  1. Common rights of the New Forest
  2. History of commoning
  3. Cattle
  4. Donkey
  5. New Forest pony
  6. Pigs
  7. Sheep
  8. New Forest Commoners Defence Association (you are here)

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