Crop damage and management of the Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus in Denmark

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus) Science Article 3

abstract

More than 25 000 Pink-footed Geese Anser brachyrhynchus migrate through and stage on sites on the West Coast of Jutland in Denmark every year in autumn and spring. There is currently concern at the rate of loss of suitable staging habitats, as well as problems of conflict with farmers resulting from altered agricultural practices, with grassland now being cultivated for cereal crops. Management measures have been proposed to provide better staging opportunities for Pink-footed Geese in Denmark while also attempting to resolve the conflict with the farmers. In this paper the management of the goose population in Denmark in relation to crop damage is presented, and the consistency is discussed from a ecological viewpoint.

Jepsen P.U., ARDEA 79 (2): 191-194.

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