Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

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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

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New newsletter from the project Safe Ground for Redbreasts

Have a look at the newsletter from the Bulgarian led project “Conservation of the Wintering Population of the Globally Threatened Red-breasted Goose in Bulgaria”. It delves into stuff like the third Shabla kite festival, educational activities, agri-environment programs, and patrol programs to monitor compliance with hunting legislation. See it all at here».

19 December 2014 by Tomas Aarvak, Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project

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An adult Lesser White-fronted Goose ringed in Iran

On October 30th and adult Lesser White-fronted Goose was ringed and released by Koros Rabii from the national LWfG working group, Mazandaran Province, Iran. The bird was caught by local wildfowlers with nets in the Fereidoonkenar wetland in North Iran. This is the first ringed Lesser White-fronted Goose in Iran ever.

22 November 2014 by Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project