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.
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