A Conservationist Teaches Geese to Use Safer Migration Routes by Flying With Them Across Europe | Colossal


MAY 20, 2022. GRACE EBERT

Back in 1995, Christian Moullec embarked on his first migration alongside a flock of lesser white-fronted geese that he intended to introduce to Sweden. He flew an adapted delta plane alongside the birds, which were threatened after being overhunted, and protect them on their journey. This initial mission quickly morphed into a now decades-long project of training avian populations to utilize more secure paths as they travel across Europe, ensuring that the already dwindled species would survive the trek and be able to reproduce.

English YouTuber and educator Tom Scott (previously) joins Moullec on one of the flightsabove Southern France as they glide in a microlight aircraft just inches from the animals—Scott is so close that he’s able to touch goose’s tail feathers. Reaching this level of intimacy takes dedication and immersion in the flock, Moullec shares, saying that he raises the birds, sleeps with them, and even bathes in the pond on his property.[…]

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3 Responses to A Conservationist Teaches Geese to Use Safer Migration Routes by Flying With Them Across Europe | Colossal

  1. Pingback: A Conservationist Teaches Geese to Use Safer Migration Routes by Flying With Them Across Europe | Colossal – The Free

  2. He was actually on TV in Denmark with a documentary, very fascinating!

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  3. Pingback: A Conservationist Teaches Geese to Use Safer Migration Routes by Flying With Them Across Europe | Colossal — msamba – Tiny Life

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