Goose Management: From Local to Flyway Scale

Bonn, 27 April 2017 - a special volume of Ambio, the journal of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, has been recently published containing 14 articles based on material presented at the Gram Slot Conference on “Goose Management: Challenges 2015” held from 27 to 29 October 2015 in Denmark.

Among the contributors are Jesper Madsen and David Stroud.  Jesper is a professor at the Department of Bioscience at Aarhus University in Denmark, Chairman of the Waterbird Harvest Specialist Group of Wetlands International and Coordinator of the AEWA European Goose Management Platform Data Centre, whereas David is the former Chair of the AEWA Technical Committee and a longstanding UK National Technical Focal Point for AEWA.  They co-authored, along with Anthony D. Fox, the article on key actions towards the sustainable management of European geese.

“AEWA is leading the way in establishing adaptive management for migratory goose species in Europe. This publication provides a very useful overview of the issues currently being faced as well as the background to why coordinated international measures are essential for ensuring the favourable conservation status of these populations.” 

Jacques Trouvilliez, Executive Secretary, UNEP/AEWA Secretariat

Thanks to the sponsorship from the Danish Environmental Agency, the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food, the Norwegian Environment Agency, the Danish Wadden Sea National Park, the Dutch BIJ12-Faunafunds and Department of Bioscience of Aarhus University, all of the articles are freely available via online Open Access.

The conference was held in Gram Slot, Denmark and was hosted by the Danish Ministry of Environment and Food and Aarhus University.  The purpose was to bring together national and regional government representatives, managers and experts from across Europe and North America to discuss the growing challenges linked to goose management within Europe.  It was attended by participants from Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, the UK and the USA as well as the Wadden Sea Forum, the European Commission and the UNEP/AEWA Secretariat.

Last updated on 03 May 2017

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