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Geese Ducks Swans and Screamers: Anseriformes - Conservation Status

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Six species of Anseriformes are listed as Extinct, no longer existing, and another fourteen are listed as Endangered, facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild in the near future. Twelve are listed as Vulnerable, facing a high risk of extinction in the wild in the medium-term future, and eight are listed as Near Threatened, in danger of becoming threatened with extinction. The reasons for the threats to these populations are habitat destruction, human hunting and collecting, and toxic poisoning due to modern agricultural methods.


FOR MORE INFORMATION

Books:

Burnie, David, and Don E. Wilson, eds. Smithsonian Institution Animal: The Definitive Visual Guide to the World's Wildlife. New York: DK Publishing, 2001.

LeMaster, Richard. Waterfowl Identification: The LeMaster Method. Mechanisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1996.

Miller, Sara Swan. From Swans to Screamers. New York: Scholastic Library Publishing, 2000.

Smith, Christopher. Field Guide to Waterfowl and Upland Birds. Belgrade, MT: Wilderness Adventures Press, Ltd., 2000.

Wexo, John. Ducks, Geese, and Swans (Zoobook Series). Poway, CA: Wildlife Education, Ltd., 2001.


Periodicals:

"No Swansong in the Chesapeake Bay—Spectrum—Mute Swan Killing Stopped." Environment (December 2003): 7.

Quick, Suzanne. "Plan to End Protection of Mute Swans Raise Flaps." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Online (May 16, 2004). Online at http://www.jsonline.com/news/state/may04/229949.asp (accessed on May 27, 2004).


Web sites:

"Anseriformes." The Chaffee Zoo. http://www.chaffeezoo.org/animals/anseriformes.html (accessed on May 27, 2004).

Ducks Unlimited. http://www.ducks.org (accessed on May 27, 2004).

Howard, Laura. "Family Anhimidae." Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Anhimidae.html (accessed on May 27, 2004).

Howard, Laura. "Family Anitidae." Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Anatidae.html (accessed on May 27, 2004).

Howard, Laura. "Order Anseriformes." Animal Diversity Web. http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/accounts/information/Anseriformes.html (accessed on May 27, 2004).

"USFWS Drops Mute Swan Killing Plan." The Humane Society of the United States. http://www.hsus.org/ace/19328 (accessed on May 27, 2004).

Waterfowl USA. http://www.waterfowlusa.org (accessed on May 27, 2004).

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