- Lesser White-fronted Goose
- Anser erythropus
- Anseriformes - Anatidae
- Одой галуу
Status: Rare species. According to the IUCN Red List categories and criteria,
the species evaluated as-Vulnerable.
Distribution and Range: The species breeds in the northern most part of Europe, areas
around the Black Sea, Caspain Sea, Asia Minor, Nile River valley, Near East,
Iran and China. In Mongolia the species occur in the Kherlen, Ulz Rivers valleys,
Khokh, Doroo, Khaichiin Tsagaan, Khoriin Tsagaan and Delger Tsagaan Lakes. The
Khalkh, Nomrog, Azargiin Rivers valleys and the Buir, Tashgain Tavan Nuur
Habitat: Breeds in scrub covered tundra and taiga forest. Builds nests by
laying down moss and feathers.Forages along the dry banks or shores of lakes and
rivers, feeds on shoots, seeds and seedlings of plants.
Population and Threats: Population is undetermined. During spring and fall migration the
species occur in eastern region lakes waters. The global population is believed
to consist of 20-35 thousands individuals, 99.9% of which breeds in the Russian
Federation. During the last the 30 years the population declined byb 6-7 times.
In Mongolia, there in no direct threat to affect the species population
decline. However, during migration some individuals or small groups join
waterfowl, which can make them target for poaching.
Conservation Measures: Included in the Annex to the Mongolia Government Revolution #7
(2012), and the Asia Red Data Book for Birds (2001) and the Russian Red Data
Book for Birds. The distribution area is partially protected.
Further actions: To improve monitoring of illegal hunting, poaching in the species
migration passage areas, assess its distribution and population abundance,
organize public awareness.