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Current Size: 76%

Report No. 29: Population Status Report 2012-2013


The population of the Svalbard pink-footed geese has continued its growth and reached a new peak size of just over 81,000 individuals. However, the rate of increase declined slightly due to a below average productivity as a result of a relatively cold 2012 spring in Svalbard. The overall proportion of juveniles in the population was estimated to be 9.9%. The preliminary 2012 hunting bag data from Denmark and Norway indicate a decrease in the annual harvest of pinkfeet, at just over 11,000.

For more details please see the attached report.

Population Status Report 2012-2013 front cover