Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 14th February 2019.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information his Department holds on the numbers of geese that migrated to the UK in 2018.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The UK’s Goose and Swan and Monitoring Programme assesses the number of geese which migrate here every year. The programme is jointly run by the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Joint Nature Conservation Committee and Scottish Natural Heritage.

Data for the winter season 2017-2018 is available on the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust website: https://monitoring.wwt.org.uk/our-work/goose-swan-monitoring-programme/. As the 2018/19 winter season has yet to finish, data for this season will not be available until late summer 2019.

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