Bid to save amphibians from plough


11 August 1997


Bid to save amphibians from plough


SUSSEX farmer Justin Harmer is considering planting flax on land that is a rare haven for frogs, toads and newts. His actions have upset conservationists, who have held a protest picnics at the site.
Earlier this year, Harmer ploughed the Offham Down Site of Special Scientific Interest. He managed to do this under a loophole in European law.




  • The Independent 11/08/97 page 2

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