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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. 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

Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting

From 8th to 10th of March a meeting with the topic "Cross-border protection of the Great Bustard in Central Europe" takes place in Illmitz, Austria. Many experts from different countries were already invited and several interesting presentations are planned. A registration to the meeting is possible by sending an email to manuel.wojta@tbraab.at until the 1st of March. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the following PDF.

Technical Workshop Agenda (PDF, 36 KB)

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LIFE-Projectmeeting with hungarian partners

On 16th of February 2107 a project meeting was held in Lakitelek. Plans for the new LIFE Project were discussed and talked about. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

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LIFE-Projectmeeting with hungarian partners in Kecskemét (HU)

On 31.01.2017 a meeting with hungarian partners in Kecskemét was held. The former results and future steps of the LIFE Project werde exchanged and discussed. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

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ORF TV Report about the Great Bustard in "Burgenland Heute"

At the last Bustard Monitoring, Rainer Raab was accompanied by an ORF TV Team to film an interesting short report about the Great Bustards in ihr tri-boarder region. The report can be viewed under the following link.  

ORF-Report 24.01.2017

 

 

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Extensive chapter in the Report "Biologische Vielfalt in Österreich" of the Federal Environment Agency

In December 2012 an extensive chapter about the global situation, as well as many other interesting topics of the Great Bustard is published in the Report "Entwicklung der biologischen Vielfalt in Österreich".

Biologische Vielfalt in Österreich (pdf, 13,6 MB)

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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.