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.
22 August 2016, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 41 LWfG observed. A flock of 41 used the marshes shortly in the evening. It had seven broods totalling 24 goslings! Among them where the male Finn alone with one gosling and Orange-Green male with White right female with two goslings.
19 August 2016, Valdak Marshes, Inner part of Porsanger fjord, Finnmark, Norway 85 LWfG observed - 47 Ad 38 juv. The flock again visited the Valdak Marshes very briefly. It consisted of appr. 38 goslings and these where probably from 11 different broods.
The ongoing EU LIFE+ project wins European Natura 2000 award! The EU LIFE+ project “Safeguarding the Lesser White...
24 May 2016
Satellite transmitter tagged LWfG in Uzbekistan! On 22 October a satellite transmitter tagged Lesser...
15 November 2015