Population information

Order name Anseriformes
Family name Anatidae
Scientific name Anser erythropus Common name Lesser White-fronted Goose
Population name Fennoscandia
Breeding range N Scandinavia Non-breeding range SE Europe
Red List Category Vulnerable
Ramsar regions Europe
Notes In WPE4 this population belonged to one single population, N Europe & W Siberia/Black Sea & Caspian. This population was separated into three populations following Jones et al. (2008) into the following populations: - Fennoscandia/Eastern Mediterranean: not including the supplemented/reintroduced population in Swedish Lapland/Netherlands - W Siberia/Caspian & SW Asian - Supplemented/Reintroduced population in Swedish Lapland/Netherlands

Conservation Framework

Conservation framework Notes

Population size

Publication Start year End year Minimum Maximum Estimate quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 1999 2009 60 80 Census based [R866]
CSR 6 2013 2013 70 90 Census based [R1353] [R1354]
CSR 7 2013 2013 105 120 Census based [R1565]

Population trends

Publication Start year End year Trend Trend quality Notes References Actions
WPE 5 1999 2009 DEC Good [T5483] [R866]
CSR 6 2004 2013 INC Good [R1353] [R1354]
CSR 7 2008 2016 INC Good [T6888] [R1567]

Population 1% level

Publication Yearset 1 percent Note
WPE 5 2012 1
CSR 6 -1 -1 Not Set
CSR 7 2018 1


  • R866 - Fox, A.D., Ebbinge, B.S., Mitchell, C., Heinicke, T., Aarvak, T., Colhoun, K., Clausen, P., Dereliev, S., Faragao, S., Koffijberg, K., Kruckenberg, H., Loonen, M.J.J.E., Madsen, J., Mooij, J., Musil, P., Nilsson, L., Pihl, S., and Van der Jeugd, H. 2010. Current estimates of goose population sizes in estern Europe, a gap analysis and an assessment of trends. Ornis Svecica 20: 115-127
  • R1353 - Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project (2014) Fennoscandian population. URL: http://www.piskulka.net/fenno.php. Accessed on 22 September 2014.
  • R1354 - T. Aarvak in litt. on 21 September 2014
  • R1565 - Fox, A.D. &¬†Leafloor, J.O. (in prep) A global audit of the status and trends of Arctic and Northern Hemisphere goose populations.
  • R1567 - Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project. 2017. Fennoscandian population. URL: http://www.piskulka.net/fenno.php


  • T5483 - Fox et al. (2010) Trend 1993-2009: -4.6% p a.; Trend 2000-2009: -5.0% p a.
  • T6888 - Significant long-term decline over 7.5 generations. By 2016, the population has recovered to the 1990 levels.

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