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Report No. 39: Population Status Report 2013-2014

Summary

The population estimate for the Svalbard pink-footed goose (rounded to the nearest 1,000) for the 2013/14 season is 76,000 geese.

The population seems to have stabilized or even declined for the first time during the recent decade. The overall weighted proportion of juveniles in the population was 11.8% which is below the long-term average of 14.5%. The number of harvested geese remained stable, with a preliminary estimate of 11,081 geese reported shot. The number of pink-footed geese harvested in Denmark increased slightly, compared to the previous year, whilst there was a decline in the Norwegian harvest.

For more details please see the attached report. 

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Population Status Report 2013-14 front cover