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Bonn, 19 October 2010 - At a two day national workshop on the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) in Kostanay in northern Kazakhstan last week (12 – 14 October 2010) participants agreed on a basic structure for a National Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose – including main threats and activities - for Kazakhstan. [Read more]
Bonn, 8 October 2010 - The Committee for Captive Breeding, Reintroduction and Supplementation of Lesser White-fronted Geese in Fennoscandia (RECAP) held its third meeting at the UN Campus in Bonn, Germany on 7-8 October 2010. Representatives from Finland, Germany, Norway and Sweden gave updates on each country's latest activities on the issue of LWfG reintroduction, captive breeding and supplementation, as well as updates on other national LWfG conservation activities. [Read more]
Bonn 23rd June 2010 - The Interregional Meeting on the Optimization of the Use of Waterfowl at the Kumo-Manych stopover site in Kalmykia Republic, Stavropol Krai and Rostov Oblast took place on 15 of June in Elista, in the south-western Russian Republic of Kalmykia. Participants included representatives from the local governments of the three regions mentioned above, hunters’ organizations, scientists and conservationists as well as other stakeholders. [Read more]
Bonn, 22 March 2010 – Representatives from Greece, Finland, Norway, Bulgaria and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat met for a two-day workshop in Tichero, Greece on the 11th and 12th of March to discuss the application for a new EU LIFE+ project for the conservation of the Fennoscandian population of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) along its European flyway. [Read more]
Bonn, 18 February 2010 - A small scale field survey is currently underway in the Syrian Arab Republic with the goal of identifying possible key wintering sites of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG), Anser erythropus. First reports from the team involved confirm that LWfG winter in Syria – potentially in larger numbers than previously suspected. On Tuesday the 16th of February 72 LWfG were spotted in a flock of 700 geese at Lake Al-Jabbul. This is the highest number of LWfG ever counted in the area. [Read more]
Trondheim / Bonn, 27 October 2009 - The Norwegian Ministry of the Environment has launched the Norwegian National Action Plan for the conservation of the globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus). The goal is to halt the decline of the Fennoscandian population which breeds in northern Norway within the next five years and in the long run, to increase the population to 1000 birds. [Read more]
The Committee for Captive Breeding, Reintroduction and Supplementation of Lesser White-fronted Geese in Fennoscandia (RECAP) held its second meeting in Sweden on the 7th and 8th of September at Nordens Ark, 120 km north of Gothenburg. The atmosphere at the meeting was very constructive and all of the main objectives set out for the meeting were achieved. [Read more]
Kerkini/Greece, 29 November 2008 - Project managers and monitoring experts gathered in late November for the final coordination meeting of the EU LIFE project “Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose on its European migration route” at Lake Kerkini in Greece. The project meeting was held back to back with a training workshop on Lesser White-fronted Goose identification for 35 ornithologists from Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, and Turkey. [Read more]
Bonn, 10 November 2008 - The recently adopted “International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose (Western Palearctic Population)” provides a framework for coordinated international action to conserve this threatened species across its full migratory range spanning Europe and parts of Asia. [Read more]
/11 July 2008 - News from IUCN and Birdlife International During its 32nd session in Quebec the UNESCO World Heritage Committee announced this week that two of central Asia’s most important steppe-wetland Important Bird Areas, Tengiz-Korgalzhyn and Naurzum are now formally recognised for their outstanding natural value. Accordingly, the territory of “Saryaka - Steppe and Lakes of Northern Kazakhstan” was added to the list of UNESCO natural World Heritage Sites. [Read more]

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