Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Ornis Fennica

Volume: 97 , Pages: 1-18.

Language: English

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Full reference: Markkola, J.A. & Karvonen, R.T. 2020. Changing environmental conditions and structure of a breeding population of the threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus L.). Ornis Fennica 97: 1-18.

Keywords: breeding, broods, mortality, hunting, migration, lemmings, voles

Abstract:

Migratory birds breeding at high latitudes face challenges in relation to timing of breeding vs. annual weather, climate change, and predator abundance. Hunting pressure along migration routes and wintering quarters forms an additional challenge.We studied population structure and interaction with environmental factors in a small population of threatened Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus, living in sub-arctic zone in Lapland in 1989–1996. Thereafter the population disappeared. The population comprised 2–15 breeding pairs plus 0–12 non-breeders, which left in June to moult elsewhere. 30 broods were observed (0–8 annually) with an average number of 2.9 goslings. Of the 3 satellite tagged plus 7 ringed geese at least 3were shot and altogether 4 killed during the first year. Only 2 were seen alive next year or later. Laying started on average 4 June (21May – 13 June) and hatching took place 2 July (21 June–10 July) with an intra-seasonal clutch size decline. Variation in nesting initiation was not explained by local phenology, but instead by the date of staging peak in the last pre-breeding staging area 600 km south. Reproduction was affected negatively by cold spells and positively by the sum of daily effective temperatures by 5 July. Vole populations were low and a real cycle missing. No effect of reindeer abundance or human presence on reproduction could be found.

Literature type: Report

Language: English

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Full reference: Morozov, V.V., Aarvak, T. & Øien, I.J. 2015. Satellite tracking of Lesser White-fronted Geese from the East-European tundra in Russia in 2014. , Norsk Ornitologisk Forening - Report 1-2015. 14 pp.

Keywords: satellite transmitter tracking, Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, breeding survey

Literature type: Book Chpt

Language: English

Full reference: Saurola, P., Valkama, J. & Velmala, W. 2013. Lesser White-fronted Goose. Pp. 106-108 in:The Finnish bird ringing atlas. Vol.1. , Finnish museum of Natural History and Ministry of Environment, Helsinki - LWfG

Keywords: ringing, recoveries, recovery, occurrence, Finlnad, breeding

Literature type: General

Journal: Goose Bulletin

Volume: 17 , Pages: 23-25.

Language: English

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Full reference: Mineev, O.Y. & Mineev, Y.N. 2013. New breeding area for the Lesser White-fronted GooseAnser erythropus in the Bolshezemelskaya tundra. Goose Bulletin: 17, 23-25.

Keywords: Bolshezemelskaya tundra, Nenets, broods, breeding, peregrine falcon, Russia

Literature type: General

Language: English

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Full reference: Degtyaryev, V.G., Egorov, N.N., Ochlopkov, I.I., Oleinikov, O.B. & Tomshin, M.D. 2013. Lesser White-fronted Goose in the Lena and Olenek Rivers catchment, Siberia. Pp. 60-61 in Young, G, M Williams, B Hughes & C Hall (eds). 2013. TWSG News, Bulletin of the IUCN-SSC/Wetlands International Threatened Waterfowl Specialist Group, No. 16. Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, Slimbridge, UK.

Keywords: breeding, distribution, numbers, Siberia, status, Russia

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Wildfowl

Volume: 61 , Pages: 110-120.

Language: English

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Full reference: Solovieva, D. & Vartanyan, S. 2011. Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus: good news about the breeding population in west Chukotka, Russia. Wildfowl 61: 110-120.

Keywords: occurence, status

Literature type: Report

Language: English

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Full reference: Lee, R., Cranswick, P.A. Hilton, G.M. & Jarrett, N.S. 2010. Feasibility study for a re-introduction/supplementation programme for the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in Norway. , WWT Report to the Directorate for Nature Management, Norway. 130pp.

Keywords: reintroduction, translocation, population, mortality, feasibility, re-introduction, supplementation, Norway, Fennoscandia, life-history, captive breeding, zoo,

Literature type: Rep.article

Language: English

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Full reference: Sulkava, P., Karvonen, R. & Tolvanen, P. 2009. Monitoring of the late spring staging sites and breeding areas of Lesser White-fronted Goose in Finnish and Norwegian Lapland in 2004–2008. , In: Tolvanen, P., Øien, I.J. & Ruokolainen, K. (eds.). Conservation of Lesser White-fronted Goose on the European migration route. Final report of the EU LIFE-Nature project 2005–2009. WWF Finland Report 27 & NOF Rapportserie Report No 1-2009: pp. 36-39.

Keywords: monitoring, EU-Life, annual report, Fennoscandian, Norway, Finland

Literature type: Rep.article

Language: English

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Full reference: Øien, I.J., Aarvak, T., Ekker, I.J. & Tolvanen, P. 2009. Mapping of migration routes of the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose breeding population with profound implications for conservation priorities. , In: Tolvanen, P., Øien, I.J. & Ruokolainen, K. (eds.). Conservation of Lesser White-fronted Goose on the European migration route. Final report of the EU LIFE-Nature project 2005–2009. WWF Finland Report 27 & NOF Rapportserie Report No 1-2009: pp. 12-18.

Keywords: monitoring, EU-Life, annual report, Fennoscandian, satellite telemetry

Literature type: Rep.article

Language: English

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Full reference: Øien, I.J. & Aarvak, T. 2009. The eff ect of Red Fox culling in the core breeding area for Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Geese in 2008. , In: Tolvanen, P., Øien, I.J. & Ruokolainen, K. (eds.). Conservation of Lesser White-fronted Goose on the European migration route. Final report of the EU LIFE-Nature project 2005–2009. WWF Finland Report 27 & NOF Rapportserie Report No 1-2009: pp. 81-82.

Keywords: monitoring, EU-Life, annual report, Fennoscandian, Norway, management

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