Amoco Cadiz 40 years on, Ancient Woodland and a Swaledale survivor
Forty years ago today, the Amoco Cadiz oil tanker disaster caused massive environmental damage to the English Channel and the Brittany coast. It prompted the creation of the Jersey Ecology Trust Fund which continues to support conservation schemes today. But while international agreements have made tankers safer, the Marine Conservation Society has told Farming Today that a repeat of the events of March 1978 can't be ruled out completely.
Tree-lovers are hoping that proposed changes to planning rules could help protect England's oldest woodland. While the Government wants to release more land for development there's also a pledge to conserve officially-recognised ancient woodland.
Swaledale sheep are a hardy North Country breed but one ewe has defied the odds when she emerged alive after eight days buried in a snow drift. The pregnant ewe is carrying twins and was discovered by farmer Peter Armstrong on his Cumberland farm after the recent freezing weather.
Presented by Caz Graham.
Produced by Vernon Harwood.