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Snowdonia (Wild Goats)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to make the Snowdonia feral goats a protected species.

I am advised by the Nature Conservancy Council that there are no grounds for protecting these animals under the Conservation of Wild Creatures and Wild Plants Act 1975. I understand that these goats are relatively plentiful in Snowdonia and that there is no need for conservation measures to be taken.