Literature type: Scientific
Journal: Science of the Total Environment
Volume: 527–528 , Pages: 279–286.
Full reference: Aloupi, M., Kazantzidis, S., Akriotis, T., Bantikou, E. & Hatzidaki, V.-O. 2015. Lesser White-fronted (Anser erythropus) and Greater White-fronted (A. albifrons) Geese wintering in Greek wetlands are not threatened by Pb through shot ingestion. Science of the Total Environment 527–528: 279–286. https://www.dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.04.083
Fecal lead (Pb) levels were investigated in the threatened European population of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG, Anser erythropus) and of the non-threatened Greater White-fronted Goose (GWfG, Anser albifrons) wintering in two wetland areas in northern Greece in order to assess the potential risk from Pb exposure. Fecal, soil and food plant samples were analyzed. Levels of Pb were normalized using Al concentrations in order to sep-arate the effect of possible ingestion of Pb shot from that of soil or sediment accidentally ingested with food. All concentrations are expressed on a dry weight basis. Geometric means of Pb content in the feces of LWfG were 6.24 mg/kg at Evros Delta and 7.34 mg/kg at Lake Kerkini (maximum values of 28.61 mg/kg and 36.68 mg/kg, re-spectively); for fecal samples of GWfG geometric means were 2.39 mg/kg at Evros Delta and 6.90 mg/kg at Kerkini (corresponding maximum values of 25.09 mg/kg and 42.26 mg/kg). Soil Pb was in the range of 5.2–60.2 mg/kg (geometric mean = 22.6 mg/kg) for the Evros Delta and between 13.4 and 64.9 mg/kg (geometric mean = 28.1 mg/kg) for Kerkini. A general linear model ﬁtted to the data showed that Pb levels were very closely dependent on Al levels in the feces from both species and at both sites indicating soil or sediment were the only signiﬁcant source of Pb; species and site, as well as their interaction, were not statistically signiﬁcant factors. For both species and at both sites exposure to Pb was evidently very mild and the observed levels of Pb were well below the proposed thresholds for lethal or sublethal effects of Pb poisoning. Soil ingestion appeared to gradually increase from October to De-cember for LWfG at Kerkini, corresponding to a gradual depletion of their food source.
Literature type: Proceedings
Journal: Ornis norvegica
Volume: 36 , Pages: 47-51.
Full reference: Yerokhov, S. 2013. The current status of the Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus in Kazakhstan: monitoring, threats and conservation measures , Proceedings of the 14th meeting of the Goose Specialist Group of the IUCN Species Survival Commission and Wetlands International. Ornis norvegica 36: 47-56.
Within the framework of the National Action Plan (hereafter NAP) for the globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus developed in the republic of Kazakhstan between 2011 and 2012, a number of measures are planned for the forthcoming three years (2012–2014). On the basis of scientific data received on this species in the last decades, and making use of available experience from other countries, it is proposed to carry out a variety of practical activities regarding goose protection, in particular in order to reduce the negative influence of a number of anthropogenic factors upon Lesser White-fronted Goose, in particular the influence of hunting on this protected species. Considering that implementation of such plans have not previously been applied to the fauna of Kazakhstan, this NAP will serve as a model as to how to implement effective management of other species and populations in order to reduce and eliminate negative factors affecting biodiversity and habitat.
Literature type: Action Plan
Language: Estonian (In Estonian & English)Download:
Full reference: Toming, M. 2012. Väike-laukhani ja tema kaitse Eestis. [Lesser White-fronted Goose and its conservation in Estonia.] , Hirundo Supplementum 11. 62 pp.
Literature type: Scientific
Journal: Chinese Birds
Volume: 2 , Pages: 1-17.
Full reference: Cao, L., Barter, M., Zhao, M., Meng, H. & Zhang, Y. 2011. A systematic scheme for monitoring waterbird populations at Shengjin Lake, China: methodology and preliminary results. Chinese Birds 2: 1-17. https://www.dx.doi.org/10.5122/cbirds.2011.0001
Literature type: Yearbook
Volume: 2009 , Pages: 43-50.
Language: Finnish (In Finnish with English summary)Download:
Full reference: Markkola, J. 2010. 25 vuotta kiljuhanhien kevätmuuttoseurantaa Oulun seudulla. [25 years of Lesser Whitefronted Goose spring migration monitoring in the Oulu region, on the coast of the Gulf of Bothnia., Finland]
Literature type: Report
Full reference: Eskelin, T. & Timonen, S. 2010. Survey of possible Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) wintering sites in the Syrian Arab Republic, 14-24 February 2010. , AEWA Lesser White fronted Goose International Working Group Report Series No.1 Bonn Germany.
Literature type: Rep.article
Full reference: Tsougrakis, Y., Panagiotopoulou, M., & Makriyanni, E. 2009. Public awareness campaign for the Lesser White-fronted Goose in Greece. , 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. 65-67.
Literature type: Rep.article
Full reference: Tovanen, P. 2009. Annotated checklist of bird observations during the Lesser White-fronted Goose expeditions to the Mesna river mouth, Kanin Peninsula, Russia, in the autumns of 1996 and 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. 90-93.
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