Tuesday 28.11.2017 - Management of Greater Canada goose in Flanders, Belgium

18:30 - 20:00


location : Musée national d’histoire naturelle, 25 rue Münster, Luxembourg


In Flanders, greater Canada geese are causing social, economic and ecological impacts. The population is managed using a combination of methods which requires an adaptive management approach involving multiple actors and stakeholders and monitoring of the population. The lecture will also address the Nile geese.

Tim Adriaens is a research associate at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest in Brussels where he co-ordinates invasive species activities throughout the institute. Current invasion biology research topics include, among others, sustainable control of invasive amphibian and feral exotic geese populations, invasive weeds, ruddy duck eradication and monitoring, aquatic invasive species, exotic insects used for biological control.

Frank Huysentruyt is also a research associate at the Research Institute for Nature and Forest and specialised in Wildlife Management and Alien Species.

Welcome by Mr Camille Gira, Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure. Moderation by Mr Christian Ries, curator of the Department of Ecology, Luxembourg National Museum of Natural History.

Organisation: Musée national d'histoire naturelle, Société des naturalistes luxembourgeois a.s.b.l., Les amis du Musée national d'histoire naturelle a.s.b.l., natur&ëmwelt a.s.b.l., Association des biologistes luxembourgeois a.s.b.l., in co-operation with the Department for the Environment of the Ministry for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure.

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