The continent’s geese include individuals from two genera (Anser, Branta), and seven species white-fronted, emperor, snow, Ross’s, brant, cackling, and Canada geese) that have been divided into at 24 northern and temperate-nesting populations included in the AGJV. Collectively, these populations constitute a natural resource of enormous social, economic, cultural, and recreational value

Greater White-fronted Geese

Anser albifrons

  • Midcontinent frontalis
  • Tule elgasi
  • Pacific frontalis

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Emperor Geese

Anser canagica

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Snow Geese

Anser caerulescens

  • Greater atlantica
  • Midcontinent caerulescens
  • Western Arctic caerulescens
  • Wrangel Island caerulescens

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Ross's Geese

Anser rossii

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Brant Geese

Branta bernicla

Eastern High Arctic hrota
Atlantic hrota
Western High Arctic hrota
Black Brant nigricans

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Cackling Geese

Branta hutchinsii

  • Taverner’s taverneri
  • Cackling minima
  • Aleutian leucopareia
  • Midcontinent hutchinsii

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Canada Geese

Branta canadensis

  • North Atlantic canadensis
  • Atlantic interior
  • Southern Hudson Bay interior
  • Dusky occidentalis
  • Western Prairie interior
  • Vancouver fulva
  • Lesser parvipes

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