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Canada Goose

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Création 1957
Dates clés 2000, changement de nom
Fondateurs Sam Tick
Siège social Toronto, Ontario
 Canada
Actionnaires Bain Capital
Activité Prêt-à-porter
Produits Vêtements pour grand froid
Site web http://www.canadagoose.com/fr

Chiffre d’affaires 72 millions d'euros en 2010 [1]


Canada Goose est une marque canadienne de vêtements d'extérieur pour grand froid. La société a été fondée en 1957 par Sam Tick sous le nom Metro Sportswear Ltd[2].

Sommaire

  • 1 Histoire
  • 2 Produits
  • 3 Contrefaçons
  • 4 Critiques
  • 5 Notes et références
  • 6 Lien externe

Histoire[modifier | modifier le code]

En 1957, l'immigrant polonais Sam Tick fonde la société Metro Sportswear Ltd qui fabrique principalement des uniformes et des vêtements d'extérieur en laine[3]. En 1972, le beau-fils de Tick, David Reiss, rejoint la société et la spécialise dans les vêtements rembourrés en duvet[4] pour les policiers, les gardes forestiers et autres agents publics travaillant en extérieur[2]. Au début des années 1980, David Reiss reprend la société et renomme la marque Snow Goose. Son fils Dani Reiss, qui intègre l'entreprise en 1997, fait pression pour que la production ne se fasse qu'au Canada et le convainc en 2000 de changer le nom en Canada Goose[2].

Dani Reiss prend la direction de l'entreprise en 2001. Il contribue à la croissance et au développement à l'international de Canada Goose. L'entreprise passe de 3 millions de dollars de chiffre d'affaires en 2001 à 300 millions de dollars en 2015[5].

Produits[modifier | modifier le code]

Trois personnes en Canada Goose à Observation Hill, Antarctica.

Canada Goose fabrique une large gamme de vestes, gilets, chapeaux, gants et autres vêtements conçus pour des conditions de froid extrême. La marque a bénéficié d'une importante publicité gratuite par le fait d'être portée par de nombreuses célébrités, comme Matt Damon, Hilary Duff, Hayden Christensen ou Maggie Gyllenhaal. De plus, les vestes sont apparues dans plusieurs films d'Hollywood, portées entre autres par Nicolas Cage dans Benjamin Gates et le Trésor des Templiers, Jessica Alba dans Charlie, les filles lui disent merci, ou les chercheurs de la National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration dans le film Le jour d'après, jusqu'à devenir des produits de mode[6].

Contrefaçons[modifier | modifier le code]

En raison du succès récent mais notable de la marque, celle-ci est victime d'un grand nombre de contrefaçons[7] et communique largement sur le sujet[8].

Critiques[modifier | modifier le code]

L'usage de fourrure de coyote sauvage par la marque est critiqué par les associations de défense des animaux. Ainsi, le politicien canadien Justin Trudeau a été critiqué par l'association PETA pour avoir porté avec sa famille des produits Canada Goose sur une carte de Noël[9]. La marque justifie quant à elle l'utilisation de fourrure en présentant celle-ci comme la seule solution efficace pour protéger le visage en conditions de froid extrême et met en avant que le coyote est un animal considéré comme nuisible dans plusieurs régions.

Notes et références[modifier | modifier le code]

  1. Sur le site www.usinenouvelle.com
  2. a, b et c John Lorinc, « The Golden Goose », Profit Guide, (consulté le 19 novembre 2013)
  3. Jillian LaRochelle, « When hell freezes over », MRketplace, (consulté le 8 novembre 2013)
  4. Dana Flavelle, « Arctic parkas hot and haute », The Star, (consulté le 8 novembre 2013)
  5. « L'histoire de la doudoune Canada Goose », Blog GoudronBlanc,‎ (lire en ligne)
  6. « Les rois de la doudoune se volent dans les plumes », sur capital.fr, Capital, (consulté le 10 novembre 2013) : « Ces anoraks matelassés sont tellement à la mode que, l’hiver, ils s’arrachent. »
  7. Sur www.lapresse.ca
  8. Page dédiée à la contrefaçon sur le site officiel
  9. Article du site www.lapresse.ca.

Lien externe[modifier | modifier le code]

  • Site officiel
  • Portail des entreprises
  • Portail de la mode
  • Portail du Canada

[[Catégorie:Entreprise fondée en 1943

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Snow goose

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Snow goose
A. c. caerulescens white morph
Conservation status

Least Concern (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Anseriformes
Family: Anatidae
Genus: Anser
Species: A. caerulescens
Binomial name
Anser caerulescens
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies
  • A. c. caerulescens (Lesser snow goose) (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • A. c. atlanticus (Greater snow goose) (Kennard, 1927)
Snow goose range:      Breeding range     Wintering range
Synonyms
  • Chen caerulescens

The snow goose (Anser caerulescens), consisting of both a white phase and blue phase (Blue Goose), is a North American species of goose commonly collectively referred to as "light geese". Its name derives from the typically white plumage. Many taxonomic authorities placed this species and the other "white geese" in the Chen genus,.[2] Most authorities now follow the traditional treatment of placing these species in the "gray goose" genus Anser.[3][4] The scientific name is from the Latin anser, "goose", and caerulescens, "bluish", derived from caeruleus , "dark blue".[5]

This goose breeds north of the timberline in Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and the northeastern tip of Siberia, and spends winters in warm parts of North America from southwestern British Columbia through parts of the United States to Mexico. They fly as far south as Texas and Mexico during winter, and return to nest on the Arctic tundra each spring.[6] It is a rare vagrant to Europe, but a frequent escape from collections and an occasional feral breeder. Snow geese are visitors to the British Isles where they are seen regularly among flocks of barnacle, Brent and Greenland white-fronted geese. There is also a feral population in Scotland from which many vagrant birds in Britain seem to derive.

In Central America, vagrants are frequently encountered during winter.[7]

Contents

  • 1 Description
  • 2 Breeding
  • 3 Population
  • 4 Migration
  • 5 Ecology
  • 6 References
  • 7 Further reading
  • 8 External links

Description[edit]

A. c. caerulescens blue morph
A. c. atlanticus, spring migration, blue morphs in foreground, Alexandria, Ontario

The snow goose has two color plumage morphs, white (snow) or gray/blue (blue), thus the common description as "snows" and "blues". White-morph birds are white except for black wing tips, but blue-morph geese have bluish-grey plumage replacing the white except on the head, neck and tail tip. The immature blue phase is drab or slate-gray with little to no white on the head, neck, or belly. Both snow and blue phases have rose-red feet and legs, and pink bills with black tomia ("cutting edges"), giving them a black "grin patch". The colors are not as bright on the feet, legs, and bill of immature birds. The head can be stained rusty-brown from minerals in the soil where they feed. They are very vocal and can often be heard from more than a mile away.

White- and blue-morph birds interbreed and the offspring may be of either morph. These two colors of geese were once thought to be separate species; since they interbreed and are found together throughout their ranges, they are now considered two color phases of the same species. The color phases are genetically controlled. The dark phase results from a single dominant gene and the white phase is homozygous recessive. When choosing a mate, young birds will most often select a mate that resembles their parents' coloring. If the birds were hatched into a mixed pair, they will mate with either color phase.

The species is divided into two subspecies on the basis of size and geography. Size overlap has caused some to question the division.[6] The smaller subspecies, the lesser snow goose (C. c. caerulescens), lives from central northern Canada to the Bering Straits area. The lesser snow goose stands 64 to 79 cm (25 to 31 in) tall and weighs 2.05 to 2.7 kg (4.5 to 6.0 lb). The larger subspecies, the greater snow goose (C. c. atlanticus), nests in northeastern Canada. It averages about 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) and 79 cm (31 in), but can weigh up to 4.5 kg (9.9 lb). The wingspan for both subspecies ranges from 135 to 165 cm (53 to 65 in). Blue-morph birds are rare among the greater snow geese and among eastern populations of the lesser.

Breeding[edit]

Play media
Greater snow geese in flight
Snow geese (Anser caerulescens)

Long-term pair bonds are usually formed in the second year, although breeding does not usually start until the third year. Females are strongly philopatric, meaning they will return to the place they hatched to breed.

Snow geese often nest in colonies. Nesting usually begins at the end of May or during the first few days of June, depending on snow conditions. The female selects a nest site and builds the nest on an area of high ground. The nest is a shallow depression lined with plant material and may be reused from year to year. After the female lays the first of 3 to 5 eggs, she lines the nest with down. The female incubates for 22 to 25 days, and the young leave the nest within a few hours of hatching.

The young feed themselves, but are protected by both parents. After 42 to 50 days they can fly, but they remain with their family until they are 2 to 3 years old.

Where snow geese and Ross's geese breed together, as at La Pérouse, they hybridize at times, and hybrids are fertile. Rare hybrids with the greater white-fronted goose, Canada goose, and cackling goose have been observed.[6]

Population[edit]

The breeding population of the lesser snow goose exceeds 5 million birds, an increase of more than 300% since the mid-1970s. The population is increasing at a rate of more than 5% per year. Non-breeding geese (juveniles or adults that fail to nest successfully) are not included in this estimate, so the total number of geese is even higher. Lesser snow goose population indices are the highest they have been since population records have been kept, and evidence suggests that large breeding populations are spreading to previously untouched sections of the Hudson Bay coastline.

Since the late 1990s, efforts have been underway in the U.S. and Canada to reduce the North American population of Snow Geese to sustainable levels due to the documented destruction of tundra habitat in Hudson Bay and other nesting areas. Increasing hunter bag limits, extending the length of hunting seasons, and adding new hunting methods have all been successfully implemented, but have not reduced the overall population of Snow Geese in North America.

Migration[edit]

Snow geese in a corn field on Fir Island, Washington in the Skagit River delta

Snow geese breed from late May to mid August, but they leave their nesting areas and spend more than half the year on their migration to-and-from warmer wintering areas. During spring migration, large flocks of snow geese fly very high along narrow corridors, more than 3,000 mi (4,800 km) from traditional wintering areas to the tundra.

The lesser snow goose travels through the Central Flyway, across some of the richest farmland in America. Traditionally, the geese wintered in coastal marsh areas where they used their short but very strong bills to dig the roots of marsh grasses for dinner. The first transition was to rice fields, where the geese could graze on weeds and eat the grain left behind by the combine. A decade later the geese had mastered field feeding and had diversified into wheat, corn, sorghum and practically any other field grain they encountered. The geese had also begun to graze in fall-seeded grain fields, especially winter wheat. Snow Geese now feed in grain fields as soon as they reach the prairies in September, and they continue to use agricultural fields until they leave the prairies in April and May on their way to Arctic breeding areas.

Many biologists think the shift in winter feeding has led to the over-abundance of geese. Winter may be the time of year that sets the upper limit to goose populations. Now, the abundance of waste agricultural grain has provided snow geese with excellent forage and has improved the survival of wintering geese. The national wildlife refuges bought to protect habitat also help to increase survival. Therefore, more geese are returning to the Arctic to breed each spring. Those returning geese are in much better physical condition than was the case when geese did not use agricultural grain but foraged in marshland.

In March 2015, 2,000 snow geese were killed in northern Idaho from an avian cholera epidemic while flying their spring migration to northern Canada.[8]

Ecology[edit]

Wintering snow geese on Fir Island, Washington

Outside of the nesting season, they usually feed in flocks. In winter, snow geese feed on left-over grain in fields. They migrate in large flocks, often visiting traditional stopover habitats in spectacular numbers. Snow geese frequently travel and feed alongside greater white-fronted geese; in contrast, the two tend to avoid travelling and feeding alongside Canada geese, which are often heavier birds.[citation needed]

The population of greater snow geese was in decline at the beginning of the 20th century, but has now recovered to sustainable levels. Snow geese in North America have increased to the point where the tundra breeding areas in the Arctic and the saltmarsh wintering grounds are both becoming severely degraded,[9] and this affects other species using the same habitat.

Major nest predators include Arctic foxes and skuas.[10] The biggest threat occurs during the first couple of weeks after the eggs are laid and then after hatching. The eggs and young chicks are vulnerable to these predators, but adults are generally safe. They have been seen nesting near snowy owl nests, which is likely a solution to predation. Their nesting success was much lower when snowy owls were absent, leading scientists to believe that the owls, since they are predatory, were capable of keeping competing predators away from the nests. A similar association as with the owls has been noted between geese and rough-legged hawks.[10] Additional predators at the nest have reportedly included wolves, coyotes and all three North American bear species.[11][12] Few predators regularly prey on snow geese outside of the nesting season, but bald eagles (as well as possibly golden eagles) will readily attack wintering geese.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Anser caerulescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  2. ^ "Chen caerulescens". ITIS. 
  3. ^ Ogilvie, Malcolm A.; Young, Steve (2002). Wildfowl of the World. London: New Holland Publishers. p. 38. ISBN 978-1-84330-328-2. 
  4. ^ Kear, Janet (2005). Ducks, Geese and Swans. 1. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 297. ISBN 978-0-19-861008-3. 
  5. ^ Jobling, James A (2010). The Helm Dictionary of Scientific Bird Names. London: Christopher Helm. pp. 48, 83. ISBN 978-1-4081-2501-4. 
  6. ^ a b c Mowbray, Thomas B.; Fred, Cooke; Barbara, Ganter (2000). "Snow Goose (Chen caerulescens)". In Poole, A. The Birds of North America Online. Ithaca: Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Retrieved 10 April 2009. 
  7. ^ Herrera, Néstor; Rivera, Roberto; Ibarra Portillo, Ricardo; Rodríguez, Wilfredo (2006). "Nuevos registros para la avifauna de El Salvador" [New records for the avifauna of El Salvador] (PDF). Boletín de la Sociedad Antioqueña de Ornitología (in Spanish and English). 16 (2): 1–19. 
  8. ^ http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/18/us/idaho-snow-geese-deaths/index.html
  9. ^ "Snow geese degrade tundra". The New York Times. 22 September 2014. 
  10. ^ a b Tremblay, J.-P.; Gauthier, G.; Lepage, D.; Desrochers, A. "Factors Affecting Nesting Success in Greater Snow Geese: Effects of Habitat and Association with Snowy Owls". Wilson Bulletin. 109 (3): 449–461. JSTOR 4163840. 
  11. ^ Coakley, Amber (3 March 2009). "Duck Duck Goose – Snow Goose". Birders Lounge. 
  12. ^ a b Johnson, Stephen R.; Noel, Lynn E. (2005). "Temperature and Predation Effects on Abundance and Distribution of Lesser Snow Geese in the Sagavanirktok River Delta, Alaska". Waterbirds. 28 (3): 292. ISSN 1524-4695. JSTOR 4132542. doi:10.1675/1524-4695(2005)028[0292:TAPEOA]2.0.CO;2. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Johnson, Mike (16 July 1997). "The snow goose population problem". Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Online. 

External links[edit]

  • Snow Goose Species Account – Cornell Lab of Ornithology
  • The Nature Conservancy's Species profile: Snow Goose Learn more about the conservation of these geese
  • Snow Goose - Chen caerulescens – USGS Patuxent Bird Identification InfoCenter
  • "Snow Goose". Avibase. 
  • Song of the North Wind: A Story of the Snow Goose by Paul A. Johnsgard (1974, rev. 2009)
  • "Snow goose media". Internet Bird Collection. 
  • Snow goose photo gallery at VIREO (Drexel University)
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White- and blue-morph birds interbreed and the offspring may be of either morph. These two colors of geese were once thought to be separate species; since they interbreed and are found together throughout their ranges, they are now considered two color phases of the same species. The color phases are genetically controlled. The dark phase results from a single dominant gene and the white phase is homozygous recessive. When choosing a mate, young birds will most often select a mate that resembles their parents' coloring. If the birds were hatched into a mixed pair, they will mate with either color phase.

The species is divided into two subspecies on the basis of size and geography. Size overlap has caused some to question the division.[6] The smaller subspecies, the lesser snow goose (C. c. caerulescens), lives from central northern Canada to the Bering Straits area. The lesser snow goose stands 64 to 79 cm (25 to 31 in) tall and weighs 2.05 to 2.7 kg (4.5 to 6.0 lb). The larger subspecies, the greater snow goose (C. c. atlanticus), nests in northeastern Canada. It averages about 3.2 kg (7.1 lb) and 79 cm (31 in), but can weigh up to 4.5 kg (9.9 lb). The wingspan for both subspecies ranges from 135 to 165 cm (53 to 65 in). Blue-morph birds are rare among the greater snow geese and among eastern populations of the lesser.

Breeding[edit]

Play media
Greater snow geese in flight
Snow geese (Anser caerulescens)

Long-term pair bonds are usually formed in the second year, although breeding does not usually start until the third year. Females are strongly philopatric, meaning they will return to the place they hatched to breed.

Snow geese often nest in colonies. Nesting usually begins at the end of May or during the first few days of June, depending on snow conditions. The female selects a nest site and builds the nest on an area of high ground. The nest is a shallow depression lined with plant material and may be reused from year to year. After the female lays the first of 3 to 5 eggs, she lines the nest with down. The female incubates for 22 to 25 days, and the young leave the nest within a few hours of hatching.

The young feed themselves, but are protected by both parents. After 42 to 50 days they can fly, but they remain with their family until they are 2 to 3 years old.

Where snow geese and Ross's geese breed together, as at La Pérouse, they hybridize at times, and hybrids are fertile. Rare hybrids with the greater white-fronted goose, Canada goose, and cackling goose have been observed.[6]

Population[edit]

The breeding population of the lesser snow goose exceeds 5 million birds, an increase of more than 300% since the mid-1970s. The population is increasing at a rate of more than 5% per year. Non-breeding geese (juveniles or adults that fail to nest successfully) are not included in this estimate, so the total number of geese is even higher. Lesser snow goose population indices are the highest they have been since population records have been kept, and evidence suggests that large breeding populations are spreading to previously untouched sections of the Hudson Bay coastline.

Since the late 1990s, efforts have been underway in the U.S. and Canada to reduce the North American population of Snow Geese to sustainable levels due to the documented destruction of tundra habitat in Hudson Bay and other nesting areas. Increasing hunter bag limits, extending the length of hunting seasons, and adding new hunting methods have all been successfully implemented, but have not reduced the overall population of Snow Geese in North America.

Migration[edit]

Snow geese in a corn field on Fir Island, Washington in the Skagit River delta

Snow geese breed from late May to mid August, but they leave their nesting areas and spend more than half the year on their migration to-and-from warmer wintering areas. During spring migration, large flocks of snow geese fly very high along narrow corridors, more than 3,000 mi (4,800 km) from traditional wintering areas to the tundra.

The lesser snow goose travels through the Central Flyway, across some of the richest farmland in America. Traditionally, the geese wintered in coastal marsh areas where they used their short but very strong bills to dig the roots of marsh grasses for dinner. The first transition was to rice fields, where the geese could graze on weeds and eat the grain left behind by the combine. A decade later the geese had mastered field feeding and had diversified into wheat, corn, sorghum and practically any other field grain they encountered. The geese had also begun to graze in fall-seeded grain fields, especially winter wheat. Snow Geese now feed in grain fields as soon as they reach the prairies in September, and they continue to use agricultural fields until they leave the prairies in April and May on their way to Arctic breeding areas.

Many biologists think the shift in winter feeding has led to the over-abundance of geese. Winter may be the time of year that sets the upper limit to goose populations. Now, the abundance of waste agricultural grain has provided snow geese with excellent forage and has improved the survival of wintering geese. The national wildlife refuges bought to protect habitat also help to increase survival. Therefore, more geese are returning to the Arctic to breed each spring. Those returning geese are in much better physical condition than was the case when geese did not use agricultural grain but foraged in marshland.

In March 2015, 2,000 snow geese were killed in northern Idaho from an avian cholera epidemic while flying their spring migration to northern Canada.[8]

Ecology[edit]

Wintering snow geese on Fir Island, Washington

Outside of the nesting season, they usually feed in flocks. In winter, snow geese feed on left-over grain in fields. They migrate in large flocks, often visiting traditional stopover habitats in spectacular numbers. Snow geese frequently travel and feed alongside greater white-fronted geese; in contrast, the two tend to avoid travelling and feeding alongside Canada geese, which are often heavier birds.[citation needed]

The population of greater snow geese was in decline at the beginning of the 20th century, but has now recovered to sustainable levels. Snow geese in North America have increased to the point where the tundra breeding areas in the Arctic and the saltmarsh wintering grounds are both becoming severely degraded,[9] and this affects other species using the same habitat.

Major nest predators include Arctic foxes and skuas.[10] The biggest threat occurs during the first couple of weeks after the eggs are laid and then after hatching. The eggs and young chicks are vulnerable to these predators, but adults are generally safe. They have been seen nesting near snowy owl nests, which is likely a solution to predation. Their nesting success was much lower when snowy owls were absent, leading scientists to believe that the owls, since they are predatory, were capable of keeping competing predators away from the nests. A similar association as with the owls has been noted between geese and rough-legged hawks.[10] Additional predators at the nest have reportedly included wolves, coyotes and all three North American bear species.[11][12] Few predators regularly prey on snow geese outside of the nesting season, but bald eagles (as well as possibly golden eagles) will readily attack wintering geese.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ BirdLife International (2016). "Anser caerulescens". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 November 2013.