Harteman Wildfowl, presented by Jan Harteman

Wildfowl news and updates:

Dec
26

The most endangered ducks

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Six species of ducks have been classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN. Two of them are concidered to be already extinct (Pink-headed duck and Crested shelduck). The other 4 species have remaining populations of fewer than 700 individuals. Read more about these ducks at this page.

Oct
19

Ducks in Trinidad returned

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The Pointe-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust in Trinidad collaborated with two avicultural organisations to reintroduce 2 endangered species of waterfowl through the Trust’s Breed & Release progammes.

 

The White-faced whistling ducks (Dendrocygna viduata) and most of the White-cheeked or Bahama pintails (Anas bahamensis) in the Trust’s breeding stocks were destroyed by feral hounds during the struggle to protect the ecosystem services of the Nariva Swamp, from the illegal large-scale rice farmers.  The Nariva Swamp is Trinidad & Tobago’s first Ramsar site of international importance. 

 

In 2012 and 2013 two flocks of both whistling ducks and pintails were transported from American and European collections to start over an release programma at the Point-a-Pierre Wildfowl Trust. Read more here...

Sep
15

New: aviary & pond design

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Designing a good aviary for wildfowl needs dedication. Not all aviary models are appropriate for all species, so it starts with a good plan. What birds will be kept in the aviary? And what is our goal of keeping the birds? Do we want to breed them efficiently, or do will we keep them mixed with other species for ornamental purpose?

 

We will show you some ideas at this page!

 

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