Wonder about the www.piskulka.net address? The answer is simple: piskulka - Пискулька - is the official Russian name for Lesser White-fronted Goose and it was chosen because of Russia's immense importance for the species.
Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose
News» UPDATED 23.05.2012 - Updated Piskulka pages
Publications» 01.04.2012 - breeding population in west Chukotka, Russia
tracking» 22.11.2009 - a Polar
Ural bird migration!
The Lesser White-fronted Goose Anser erythropus (other languages») is at present one of Western Palearctic's most endangered bird species. The reasons for the negative population development are diverse, but the clearly most important single threat for the Lesser White-fronted Goose throughout it’s range is the high mortality due to hunting and poaching. Worldwide is a lot of effort carried out to save the species from extinction. For a general introduction: please have a look at the introductory chapters (1999», 2000» or 2001-2003») in the annual reports published by the Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose Conservation Project (a joint report of WWF Finland and Birdlife Norway). The latest EU Life report 2005-2009 should not be missed!
The present site - the 'Portal to the Lesser White-fronted Goose' pages are meant to be a resource for information about the wild populations of Lesser White-fronted Geese and not the least, supplying information about ongoing work and contact addresses: who is doing what and where. We hope you will use these pages often! Have you seen Lesser White-fronted Geese or read colour rings»? Do you have questions or information? See the contact us» page or the organizations» page! To successfully save this species from extinction do we need YOUR information. Every little helps!
Need help in identification of the Lesser White-fronted Goose? From the birding magazine Alula» we have now added a PDF file of a reprint: Occurrence and identification of Lesser White-fronted Goose»
To read PDF files you need Adobe Acrobat Reader» (free download).
Google» offers simple translation of the web pages. Press any of the flags to get the relevant language:
Some of the web sites listed here at www.piskulka.net are in Russian. If your knowledge in russsian is limited you can go to the website Babel Fish», type in the wanted web adress, for example "http://gis-lab.info/projects/piskulka.html" and then choose the language conversion English-Russian. You'll then get a understandable translation of the content.
© 2006-10 The Fennoscandian Lesser White-fronted Goose project jointly run by BirdLife Norway and WWF Finland. The headline painting © Jari Kostet .