Red-breasted Goose

Branta ruficollis

 

Geographic range:

Breeds in the Russian arctic, winters in southwestern Europe and Asia

Status:

Vulnerable

Threats:

Hunting, pesticides, loss of breeding habitat

Wild status:

Populations fluctuate widely. This species was downlisted from Endangered status in 2015 due to an apparent population increase.

Captive conservation efforts:

Sylvan Heights maintains several breeding pairs of Red-breasted Geese, and the aviculture staff has developed techniques to improve their breeding success in captivity.