winters in Ireland and the UK, breeds in Greenland and migrates via Iceland


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Study and conservation of the Greenland race of the White-fronted Goose

The Greenland White-fronted Goose Study (GWGS) is an independent organisation dedicated to the study and conservation of the Greenland race of the circumpolar White-fronted Goose. GWGS was originally established by a bunch of undergraduate students studying at Aberystwyth University in the mid-1970s. Its general mission is pretty all encompassing, however, given that the organisation has no employees and is wholly based on volunteer efforts, it is no surprise that efforts need to be highly focused.

  • Counting geese

    Annual census on wintering areas

  • Ringing geese

    We ring geese in Ireland, Iceland and Greenland

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