White geese

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TASS, may 10. The field season began in one of the Northern reserves of the country on Wrangel island in the Arctic ocean, here for six months, the watchers have to ring a thousand white geese, told TASS on Thursday the Director of the reserve “Wrangel Island” Alexander Gruzdev.

“Field season on the island started. Now there arrived the chief specialist on the white geese Vasily baranyuk and two of our employees – Juliana Babi and Paul Kolemaev. For six months they have to ring a thousand white geese and assess the demographic status of their populations and to check on the status of birds, their broods and nests,” – said the Agency interlocutor.

According to the results of the past field season, scientists have counted more than 130 thousand nests, in which lived about 350 thousand birds. This achievement half a century high in the population of white goose.

In September the scientists will monitor birds flying away for the winter . Birds wintering in North America. One subpopulation in the cold season leaves us in California, the other in the canadian province of British Columbia. Summer white geese returning to Wrangel island to bring the Chicks.

State nature reserve “Wrangel Island” is located on the eponymous island in the Arctic ocean and the island of Gerald between the East Siberian and Chukchi seas. The total area is 2.2 million hectares, including the area of water area of 1.4 million hectares. the Reserve is located entirely within the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug.