Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

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The ongoing EU LIFE+ project wins European Natura 2000 award!

The EU LIFE+ project “Safeguarding the Lesser White-fronted Goose along its European Flyways” (LIFE10NAT/GR/638) is amongst this year’s winners of the European Natura 2000 Award, which were announced on the 23rd of May in Brussels during an evening awards ceremony hosted by the European Commission. The project came first in the category “Cross-border cooperation and Networking”. Read the full story here»

24 May 2016 by Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project

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Satellite transmitter tagged LWfG in Uzbekistan!

On 22 October a satellite transmitter tagged Lesser White-fronted Goose from Polar Urals in Russia reached the Talimardzhan water reservoir, Kashkadarya Province, in Uzbekistan! Interestingly it roosts in Uzbekistan, but feeds in the steppe and farmland areas in Turkmenistan!

15 November 2015 by Tomas Aarvak, Vladimir Morozov & Ingar J. Øien BirdLife Norway

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Fears that the migration route for Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Geese could be altered

On Thursday 14th May 2015, a Lesser White-fronted Goose from a Swedish release programme was shot by the Norwegian State Nature Inspectorate (SNO) at Valdak Marshes in Finnmark, Norway, which is the main staging site for the wild Fennoscandian population of Lesser White-fronts. BirdLife Norway supports the decision which was a necessary step in efforts to safeguard the critically endangered Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose population. See the full story here».

27 May 2015 by Kjetil Aa. Solbakken & Ingar Jostein Øien BirdLife Norway

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AMBI plan welcomed by Arctic Ministers

The Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative (AMBI) Work Plans for the East Asian Australasian, Americas, African-Eurasian and Circumpolar Flyways, were on Friday welcomed as follows by the Arctic Ministers in their declaration at the end of the Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council and hand over to the US: 39 Note the importance of the numerous Arctic breeding migratory bird species to communities in the Arctic and worldwide, welcome the Arctic Migratory Bird Initiative Action Plan, and invite all participants and observers in the Arctic Council to contribute to this initiative to improve the health of migratory bird populations and the ecosystems on which they depend.
The approved version of the AMBI work plans can be found here»

Now the real work begins, finding the resources to implement the plan and implementing it!

1 March 2015 by Ms Nicola J Crockford / RSPB, conveyed by T.Aarvak

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International Conference on the waterfowl of Northern Eurasia, November 30–December 06, 2015

The 5th Conference of the Goose, Swan and Duck Study Group of Northern Eurasia / The 17th Conference of the Goose Specialist Group of IUCN-Species Survival Comission and Wetlands International, will be held November 30 – December 06, 2015, in Salekhard, Yamalo-Nenetskiy Autonomous Okrug, Russia.
See the full meeting annoucement here»
Note specially the early registration fee dato of 25th May and last registration date of 25th September.

2 February 2015 by Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project