Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

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New EU LIFE+ project for the Lesser White-fronted Goose

The EU Commission has given its final stamp of approval to a new five-year LIFE+ project with the aim of safeguarding the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) along its European flyway. Read more»

0 0 2011 by Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project

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A first for Bangladesh

On 19 February 2011, a Lesser White-fronted Goose was observed together with a small flock of Ruddy Shelducks during the annual water bird count in Hakaluki haor in Bangladesh. This is the first record of the species in the country. Read more»

0 February 2011 by Fennoscandian LWfG conservation project

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The Norwegian Action Plan from 2009 is now available in English»

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New report series for the Lesser White-fronted Goose by AEWA

The UNEP/AEWA Secretariat has announcde the launch of a new report series developed under the AEWA Lesser White-fronted Goose International Working Group (LWfG IWG). Two reports have been released, the first covering a survey of potential wintering sites in Syria and the second features the results of a one year pilot-project focusing on the regulation of spring and autumn hunting of waterbirds in the Kumo-Manych Depression in the Republic of Kalmykia in south-western Russia.

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Wintering of geese in Manytch, Russia

No snow this year and temperature about minus 10, but on Manytch lake and Podmanki bay the areas of open water are constant. A lot of geese are wintering in this region - 80-90 thousands only on Manytch lake, Kalaus river and Lysy liman. The main species are White-fronted geese and Greylags, but also some Lessers (guestimate of 0.5-1% of the total amount, so 1000 birds or more) and red-breasted geese - three flocks about 150 individuals in Stavropol district and about 5000 birds in 1 flock in Rostov district. The main roosting place is in Manytch lake near bridge in Divnoe village. The geese are feeding on the winter wheat fields and damage on plants are now evident. Totally in the Kumo-Manytch depression there can be wintering hundreds of thousands of geese. This year is really exclusive, and nobody can remember so many wintering geese before in this region.

2 February 2011 by Fedosov Viktor, Stavropol district & Kazmin Vladimir Rostov state reserve