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30 June 2008 – The WOW demonstration project team in the Silma Nature Reserve in north-west Estonia, implemented by the Estonian State Nature Conservation Centre (SNCC), is excited by this year’s bird monitoring data. In spring 2008 the WOW demonstration area was the main stopover site in Estonia for the globally endangered Lesser White-fronted Goose (LWfG), Anser erythropus. This past April and May, at least 22 different birds were observed at the demonstration site. [Read more]
Bonn, 20 May 2008 - The AEWA Secretariat convened a new Committee to guide captive breeding and release into the wild of the globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose (Anser erythropus) in Fennoscandia. [Read more]
Last week BirdLife International reported the illegal shooting of a Lesser White-fronted Goose inside a protected area at lake Kerkini in Greece. The AEWA Secretariat regrets this incident which, according to BirdLife International and the EU LIFE project ‘Conservation of the Lesser White-fronted Goose on the European migration route’, represents a loss of 5% of all male birds breeding in Fennoscandia. [Read more]


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