The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (Linnaeus, 1758) (other languages) is at present one of the most endangered bird species in the Palearctic. The clearly most important negative factor is the high mortality due to poaching. Also loss of natural habitat contribute negatively. It is a habitat specialist, in contrast to the close relative the White-fronted Goose, who has adapted to feeding in agricultural land.
The 'Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose' is meant to be a resource for information about wild populations and supply information about ongoing research and conservation.
Have you seen a Lesser White-fronted Goose or read colour rings? To successfully save this species from extinction do we need YOUR effort and information. Every little helps!
Wonder about the www.piskulka.net address? Piskulka - Пискулька - is the official Russian name for Lesser White-fronted Goose.
18 February 2018, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 101 LWfG observed - 100 Ad 1 juv. 101 LWfG feeding relative close to the eastern dike. Among them the known family (both adults with metal ring on left leg and juvenile with almost adult plumage, also the bird with the orange ring (OL) and the RbG. Ocassionally, they joint other GWfG (about 140) that fed in close distance.
15 February 2018, delta, Lake Kerkini, Central Macedonia, Greece 98 LWfG observed. At least 98 lwfg were feeding at the eastern part of the lake Kerkini.
Report on motivations for hunting geese, including the illegal killing/accidental shooting of Lesser A new report was released 19 January 2018 by the AEWA...
23 January 2018
International Conservation Action for Lesser White-fronted Geese in 2017 The year 2017 has been busy where a lot conservation...
31 December 2017