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FY 2012 Interim Result of the 44th Annual Census on Waterfowl (Anatidae) Population

April 16, 2013

The Annual Census on Waterfowl (Anatidae) Population is a nationwide census of winter Anatidae population in Japan. It has been executed every January since 1970 in cooperation with all Prefectures with the participation of about 4,000 people. In FY 2012, the census was executed mainly on the 13th of January 2013 at ca. 9,000 sites all over the country.
The interim results are as follows: ca. 68,000 swans, 168,000 geese and 1,469,000 ducks were observed in Japan. The number of swans has increased from FY 2011, geese and ducks decreased. There were no significant changes in the total number of waterfowls (Anatidae) observed in this year compared to the previous year.

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