I already do. The Nature Conservancy has been studying rare arctic-alpine flora in Wales for a a number of years. The conservancy is doing a survey of the number and distribution of otters in the Snowdonia National Park which will be related to the work of the Mammals Society in Great Britain as a whole, and work is also being done on the red kite. If my hon. Friend has any other particular species in mind—for example, Welsh Conservatives—perhaps he will write to me.
Does not my hon. Friend accept, particularly at a moment when the Duke of Edinburgh is publicising the World Wild Life Fund, that there are many indigenous species under grave threat, as shown in the Mammal Society's publication last week relating to the otter? Are not urgent steps for conservation now necessary, particularly in the more remote highland areas, where such species may have a chance of surviving in their natural habitat?
Yes; it is very important that we try to preserve our native fauna as far as we possibly can. This is obviously true of the otter not least among the threatened mammals. We hope that the Snowdonia survey will assist us in this respect.