Barnacle Goose Theme Day Celebrated in Denmark

Barnacle Goose Theme Day Celebrated in Denmark

8 March 2022

The Danish Environmental Protection Agency and Aarhus University organised a national theme day focussed on the status and management of barnacle geese, with a view to the EGMP International Single Species Management Plan. This physical meeting was well attended by nearly 100 participants, representing authorities, policy-makers, NGOs, farmers, hunters, birdwatchers and scientists. Presentations included the status and management challenges of the Russian/Germany-Netherlands population, legal frameworks and international obligations, birdstrike problems, problems related to vulnerable flora and fauna, conflicts with agricultural interests and their mitigation, including habitat restoration and collaborative local approaches to management.

The presentations and summaries of discussions can be found here in Danish:

https://projects.au.dk/da/can/bramgaes-temadag

Barnacle Geese in Flight ©AdobeStock Richard