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The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is one of the heaviest birds that is able to fly. It is a globally threatened species occurring in Austria and Hungary. Since more than 10 years the "Technische Büro für Biologie Mag. Dr. Rainer Raab" is responsible for the conservation project Great Bustard. On this website you can find general informations about the Great Bustard, projects for the protection of the Great Bustard and current informations about the Life Project Great Bustard.

Latest News

Tagged AUKI 57 found dead

Sad news about our tagged AUKI 57 on 29.03.2017: On his way back from his wintering habitat on Kreta, the Imperial Eagle collided with an unmarked high power voltage line in Hungary. More infos can be found under following link.

Life and death of OSLI, the young imperial eagle (pdf, 301 KB)

 

Osli

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Article on the Homepage of UNEP in Europe

On 11.04.2017 an interesting Article about the current situation of the Great Bustard is released on the homepage of UNEP in Europe. The article talks about the threats for the Great Bustard and the successfully completed Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting in Illmitz, Austria.

http://unepineurope.org/

PDF to the article (pdf, 134 KB)

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Article in the hunting newspaper "Jagd in Tirol"

In the april issue of the newspaper "Jagd in Tirol" an extensive article about the Great Bustard, the threats and also about the LIFE projects for the conservation of the Great Bustard, is published.

Jagd in Tirol April 2017 (pdf, 9.930 KB)

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Article in "Bezirksblätter Neusiedl"

On 22.03.2017 an interesteing article about the success of Great Bustard conservation from the last 12,5 years is released.

Bezirksblatt Neusiedl Teil 1 (pdf, 873 KB)

Bezirksblatt Neusiedl Teil 2 (pdf, 657 KB)

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Several articles about the successful conservation of the Great Bustard

On May 10th several online articles and newspaper articles are published on ORF.burgenland, BVZ and burgenland.at. They mainly talk about the last 12,5 years of successful conservation of the Great Bustard in the westpannonian area.

 

orf.burgenland.at on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 107 KB)

www.bvz.at on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 26 KB)

www.burgenland.at am 10.03.2017 (PDF, 31 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 257 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 285 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 944 KB)

 

 

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Objective


The four project areas.

Austria (AT) and Hungary (HU) have been very active in Great Bustard conservation in the last years. After two Austrian LIFE and LIFE+ projects and one LIFE project in Hungary now both EU-countries want to start together a huge cross-border protection project for Great Bustards in Central Europe.  Based on the great success of the former measures the objectives of this LIFE project are to continue intensive habitat management efforts, reduce the threat of collision with power lines - for many years the no. 1 mortality factor for Great Bustards - and reduce predation. The LIFE project aims to support and maximise the effectiveness of the cross-border protection in Austria and Hungary through coordination of conservation measures and optimal communication.