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adopted from the AEWA International Single Species Action Plan for the Conservation of the
Palearctic population of the Lesser White-fronted Goose, 2008. Original data from Birdlife Norway
Uploaded on Wednesday 01 Feb 2012
Lesser White-fronted Goose migratory routes in Eurasiah
Riccardo Pravettoni, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The globally threatened Lesser White-fronted Goose is a Palearctic migrant, breeding discontinuously in forest-
or shrub tundra and mountainous shrubby wetlands from Fennoscandia to easternmost Russia. The species
has declined rapidly since the 1950s leading to a fragmentation of its breeding range. Many key stop-over and
wintering sites are still unknown. Today, three distinct wild sub-populations remain, of which the two Western
Palearctic subpopulations (Fennoscandian and Western main) continue to decline. The Eastern main sub-population is currently thought to be stable. In addition, a small population which migrates to the Netherlands has been supplemented/re-introduced in Sweden using a human-modified flyway.