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Title of the project

Voluntary ban on hunting Greenland white-fronted Geese in Wales

Description

Prevent the decline of Wales’ Greenland white-fronted geese population

a voluntary ban was originally enacted in the Dyfi estuary, Wales in the 1970s. This was then extended to cover the entirety of wales

Hunters enacted the original voluntary ban then extended it

Location

Country United Kingdom
Level National

Starting date

1970

Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Wetland, Coastal, Island, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

Hunting reserve

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Greenland white-fronted geese - Anser albifrons

Conservation action(s)

Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)

Partners

Leading partners Wildfowling clubs local to the Dyfi estuary, BASC (https://basc.org.uk/)

Weblinks

https://basc.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2016/03/BASC-response-to-Welsh-white-fronted-goose-consultation.pdf