Migratory geese foraging on grassland:Case study in the region of Flanders (Belgium)

Contribution for newspaper or weekly magazine English OPEN
Van Gils, Bert; De Vliegher, Alex; Huysentruyt, Frank; Casaer, Jim; Devos, Koen;
(2012)
  • Subject: waterfowl (Anseriformes) | wildlife damage policy | polders | Fauna damage | manure policy and legislation | /dk/atira/pure/policy/mestbeleid_en_wetgeving | /dk/atira/pure/policy/wildschadebeleid | /dk/atira/pure/geographic/polders | /dk/atira/pure/thematic/inbo_th_00109 | /dk/atira/pure/geographic/vlaanderen | East Flanders | /dk/atira/pure/discipline/B000/B006/B390-plantenteelt | B390-plant-breeding | /dk/atira/pure/thematic/inbo_th_00140 | Damage management | grasland | Eutrophication | Flanders | West Flanders | modelling | /dk/atira/pure/taxonomic/eendvogels_anseriformes_ | /dk/atira/pure/geographic/west_vlaanderen | /dk/atira/pure/geographic/oost_vlaanderen | /dk/atira/pure/thematic/inbo_th_00038 | /dk/atira/pure/technological/modellering
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Every winter nearly 100 000 migratory geese visit Northwestern Flanders (Belgium), including several protected species such as the pink-footed goose (Anser brachyrhynchus). The geese mainly forage on agricultural grassland, where they remove all the green parts and leav... View more
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