The 9th meeting of the Goose Specialist Group will be held from 5 - 9 November 2005 in Sopron, Hungary.
The Goose Specialist Group of Wetlands International seeks to strengthen contacts between all researchers on migratory goose populations in the northern hemisphere. A database with goose censuses from the western palearctic is supported by a network of national coordinators.
Annual meetings are held since 1995. At present 400 people have joined the group. The present global coordinator is Bart Ebbinge, based at the Alterra, Green World Research Institute in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Regional coordinators are Ray Alisauskas based at the Canadian Wildlife Service in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada) for North America and Masayuki Kurechi of the Japanese Association for Wild Geese Protection in Wakayanagi (Japan) for East Asia.