Love them or hate them? Brent Geese have
become an increasingly important subject
in Portsmouth and surrounding coastal areas
in the last 20 years.
Many people love watching these plump,
birds grazing or flying in perfect
formations across our skies, and seek
protection. Others see them as noisy,
mess-making blockers of development.
Pompey v Farlington Playing Fields
plans for a new football stadium were
on environmental grounds?
Did you know that some birds live to
years old and that in SE Hampshire
home to 10-13% of the world's population
and 30% of the UK's Brent Geese population?
The Brent Goose Strategy grew out of
need to clarify and resolve differential
planning issues locally. It is a thorough
scientific survey of Brent Geese, their
and habitats with the aims :
To identify all current and potential
outside the intertidal habitats of
of S.E Hants.
To identify the most important of these
in terms of numbers of geese and frequency
To determine the factors that influence
use of these sites by Brent Geese.
The Report looks at Site protection,
Pressure, Disturbance (to geese!),
sealevel and Coastal Retreat. It is
the Government's view that documents
as this are an appropriate way forward
seeking to inform local decision making.
It is a very useful document. By the
I love them!
Brent Goose Strategy - South East Hampshire
is published by the Hampshire and Isle
Wight Wildlife Trust, Woodside House,
Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 9ET;