A LWfG in front and a WfG in the rear. Copyright Jari Kostet

Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project


Action Plans


International Action Plans

The International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Western Palearctic Population) was adopted at the 4th Meeting of the AEWA Parties in Madagascar in September 2008. The goal of the action plan is to restore the Lesser White-fronted Goose to a favorable conservation status within the AEWA Agreement area by stopping and reversing the current population decline and range contraction. The main focus under the Action Plan is the conservation of the wild Fennoscandian and Western main sub-populations with the aim to restore the Fennoscandian sub-population to 1000 individuals and the Western main sub-population to 20.000 individuals.

  • Lesser White-fronted Goose Single Species Action Plan for 2008-2013 - in English , published in 2008 by AEWA
  • Lesser White-fronted Goose Single Species Action Plan for 2008-2013 - in Russian , published in 2008 by AEWA
  • Lesser White-fronted Goose Single Species Action Plan for 1996-1999 - in English , published in 1996 by Council of Europe.


  • Regional Action Plans

    Action plans for conservation of globally threatened bird species in Caucasus eco-region / Ed. by G.S. Dzhamirzoev & S.A. Bukreev. – Moscow–Makhachkala: Russian Bird Conservation Union, Institute of Biogeography and Landscape Ecology at Daghestan State Pedagogical University, 2008. – 208pp.

    An Action plan for the Conservation of migratory Anatidae in the East Asian flyway: 2001-2005» was prepared by the Anatidae Working Group, Asia-Pacific Migratory Waterbird Conservation Committee.



    National Action Plans

    Of the 22 AEWA principle range states for the Lesser White-fronted Goose five countries have adopted national action plans to date:

  • Hungarian National Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose available in Hungarian and English, published in 2014 and 2017 respectively
  • Estonian National Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose available in Estonian and English, published in 2012
  • Finnish National Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose available in Finnish with English summary, published in 2009
  • Norwegian National Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose available in English, published in 2011
  • Swedish National Action Plan for the Lesser White-fronted Goose. This deals with the restocked/reintroduced population. The NAP can be found at the Translocation page.


  • Older National Action Plans

  • Norway 1996 - Action plan for management of goose species. In Norwegian with english summary
  • Greece 1999 - Action plan for LWfG that was never formally adopted. In English. (An output publication of Life-Nature II Project Ref#B4-3200/96/499)

  • Norwegian Ornithological Society www.birdlife.orgWWF Finland

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