New Country Count

Hi folks, Rich the website manager here. You may have noticed the number of countries where ducks have been found had changed from 107 to 96 on the world map page.

I just thought I’d explain why this has happened. Previously we used a loose definition of what a country was and added them in kind of adhoc. For instance the channel islands and Isle of Man were counted as separate countries. We have now moved to a standard definition of “Sovereign States” which means that some places we previously classed as a country are subsumed into another. Hence the total number of “countries” has gone down.

Hope that makes sense. Any questions please use our contact form.

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