Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose

- by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project

Literature type: Proceedings

Journal: Ornis norvegica

Volume: 36 , Pages: 47-51.

Language: English

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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.

Keywords: Species conservation, hunting, recreational disturbance, water regulation, poisoning

Abstract:

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: Scientific

Journal: Environmental Humanities

Volume: 3 , Pages: 1-24.

Language: English

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Full reference: Reinert, H. 2013. The Care of Migrants: Telemetry and the Fragile Wild. Environmental Humanities 3: 1-24.

Keywords: conservation, biopolitics, essay, human-nonhuman relations

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Drawing on a multi-sited study of transnational efforts to safeguard the highly endangered Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser Erythropus), the text develops an argument about a certain “biopolitics of the wild”—a particular mode of governing nonhuman life, rooted in certain conditions of visibility and engagement. As a wild avian population, the Lessers are known and managed primarily through practices of asymmetrical intimacy, such as field observation and telemetry. These practices, in turn, determine the emergence of biopower in a specific modality, as a power that takes hold of its object—and generates it— in a mode of constitutive withdrawal. Outlining the shape and parameters of this withdrawn presence, the essay locates “the wild” at a complex, awkward juncture in contemporary human-nonhuman relations: simultaneously an object of control and withdrawal, absence and intimacy, wildness and impurity; a site of complex and intractable controversies—but also, perhaps, of hope.

Literature type: General

Journal: Podoces

Volume: 8 , Pages: 31-37.

Language: English

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Full reference: Narasimmarajan, K., Chetri, D., Ri, C. & Mathai, M.T. 2013. Bird Species of Conservation Concern along the Brahmaputra River in Assam, Northeast India Podoces: 8, 31-37.

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The Brahmaputra is one of the significant river ecosystems of Assam. A brief avifaunal survey was conducted alongthe Brahmaputra River, Assam,during February and March 2012. A total of 220 species belonging to 47 families were recorded. Twentyspecies were globally threatened (4 Critically Endangered, 2 Endangered, 6 Vulnerable and 8 Near Threatened) including Slender-billed Vulture Gyps tenuirostris, Whitebacked Vulture Gyps bengalensis, White-winged Duck Asarcornis scutulata, Baer’s Pochard Aythy abaeri, Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus, Bengal Florican Houbaropsis bengalensis, Greater Adjutant- Stork Leptoptilos dubius, Spot-billed Pelican Pelecanus philippensis, Black-headed Ibis Threskiornis melanocephalus, Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni, Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus, Oriental Darter Anhinga melanogaster and Grey-headed Fish-Eagle Ichthyophaga ichthyaetus. All species of birds observed during the survey were recorded and some significant records are discussed. Nine of the 47 families were represented by more than seven species (8 to 30), 21 by three to six species and 17 by one or two species. Suggestionsare made forthe introduction of control measures to regulate the intensive fishing activities and agricultural practices of local people on islets in the river. Providing them withalternative sustainable livelihoods may help to sustain the river ecosystem.

Literature type: Action Plan

Language: Hungarian (In Hungarian with English summary)

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Full reference: Bogyó, D., Ecsedi, Z., Tar, J. & Zalai, T. 2013. A kis lilik (Anser erythropus) magyarorszagi fajmegörzesi terve. [Hungarian National Action Plan for Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus).] , Ministry of Rural Development, State Secretariat for Environmental Affairs. 93pp.

Keywords: action plan, Hungary, management, conservation, roosting, feeding, actions

Literature type: Scientific

Journal: Bird Conservation International

Volume: 22 , Pages: 128-134.

DOI: 10.1017/S095927091100030X

Language: English

Full reference: Wang, W., Fox, A.D., Cong, P., Barter, M. & Cao, L. 2012. Changes in the distribution and abundance of wintering Lesser White-fronted Geese Anser erythropus in eastern China. Bird Conservation International 22: 128-134. https://www.dx.doi.org/10.1017/S095927091100030X

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The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus is globally threatened with an estimated world population of 25,000 28,000, of which c 20,000 winter at East Dongting Lake, China. We present here the first collation of published and unpublished data on the distribution and abundance of the species in eastern China in recent decades. Lesser White-fronted Goose numbers have declined greatly in Anhui, Jiangxi and Jiangsu Provinces between the late-1980s/early-1990s and recent years: the species’ range has now mainly contracted to East Dongting Lake in Hunan. The relatively stable numbers at East Dongting Lake suggest that the population is not currently threatened, but the extreme concentration at one lake makes the species vulnerable. Lesser White-fronted Geese rely on very specific meadow vegetation exposed after water recession, so changes in water levels or recession timing, due to hydrological changes following the commissioning of the Three Gorges Dam, may affect biomass, palatability and plant species composition of the meadows. Thus, it is critically important to understand the wintering ecology and habitat needs of this threatened species at East Dongting Lake. It is also essential to conduct further synchronous Yangtze River floodplain surveys to assess the current status, distribution and habitat use of Lesser White-fronted Geese throughout the region.

Literature type: Yearbook

Journal: Linnut-vuosikirja

Volume: 2011 , Pages: 4-11.

Language: Finnish (In Finnish with English summary).

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Full reference: Tolvanen, P., Kaartinen, R., Karvonen, R., Lehtiniemi, T., Mikander, N., Timonen, S., Aarvak, T. & Øien, I.J. 2011. Kiljuhanhen suojelu 2005-2011 - onko Pohjolan kannan aallonpohja ohitettu? [Conservation of Lesser White-fronted Goose in 2005-11.]

Keywords: conservation, status

Literature type: Report

Language: English

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Full reference: Rozenfeld, S. 2011. Regulation of Spring and Autumn Hunting on Waterbirds in the Kumo-Manych Depression, Russian Federation, March 2010-February 2011. , AEWA Lesser White fronted Goose International Working Group Report Series No. 2. Bonn, Germany.

Keywords: hunting, protection, conservation

Literature type: Red list

Journal: 2011

Language: English (In English and Mongolian)

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Full reference: Gombobaatar, S., Monks, E.M. (compilers), Seidler, R., Sumiya, D., Tseveenmyadag, N., Bayarkhuu, S., Baillie, J.E.M., Boldbaatar, Sh. & Uuganbayar, Ch. (editors) 2011. Mongolian Red list of birds. , Regional Red Lists Series Vol. 7. Birds. Zoologial Society of London, National University of Mongolia and Mongolian Ornithological society. 1036 pp.

Keywords: Red List, Mongolia, taxonomy, distribution, numbers, threats, conservation

Literature type: Red list

Language: English (In English and Mongolian)

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Full reference: Gombobaatar, S. & Monks, E.M., Seidler, R., Sumyia, D., Tseveenmyadag, N., Bayarkhuu, S., Baillie, J.E., Boldbataar, Sh. & Uuganbayar, Ch. 2011. Mongolian Red List of birds. , Regional red list of birds. Vol.7. Zoological Society of London, National university of Mongolia & Mongolian ornithological Society.

Keywords: Red list, Mongolia, taxonomy, distribution, ecology, threats, conservation

Literature type: General

Journal: Bulletin of the goose, swan and duck study group of northern Eurasia (Casarca)

Volume: 13 , Pages: 76-103.

Language: Russian (In Russian with English summary)

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Full reference: Syroechkovski, E.E. & Klokov, K.B. 2010. [The use of questionnaire to investigate waterfowl hunting in the Russian arctic.], Bulletin of the goose, swan and duck study group of northern Eurasia (Casarca): 13, 76-103.

Keywords: Russia, hunting, conservation

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