LIFE Project Events

Opening event of the Observation Tower Zurndorf

On 19.05.2017 the official Opening of the Observation Tower in Zurndorf takes place, in the course of the 25 years of LIFE anniversary, under the direction of member of the parliament mayor Werner Friedl, ÖGG chairman Werner Falb-Meixner, Great Bustard Coordinator Rainer Raab and Councilor Astrid Eisenkopf.

Excursion with the preliminary school Nickelsdorf to the Great Bustard area

On 4.5.2017 excursion to the Great Bustard area, together with the preliminary school Nickelsdorf and presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Nina Schönemann. (Action E.7: Raising Awareness among stakeholders in AT3 PPH and AT4 WHA)

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19th LIFE Plattform in Seekirchen Wallersee

19th LIFE Plattform in Seekirchen Wallersee on 2. und 3.5.2017, Poster about the current LIFE Project and presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Vortrag LIFE Plattform

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Project visit of the spanish BirdLife Partners SEO

Project visit of the spanish BirdLife Partners SEO by Bustard coordinator Rainer Raab and planning of future cooperation in the course of the LIFE Project. (Action E.12: Networking with other projects)

Project visit SEO 1

Project visit SEO 2

BirdExperience Excursion to the Project area Waasen-Hánsag

BirdExperience Excursion to the project area together with National park guide Barbara Koflerand presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

BirdExperience Excursion 1

BirdExperience Excursion 2

Project visit by Hunter DI Josef Pröll

Project visit by Hunter DI Josef Pröll with all district hunters from Lower Austria and Presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Projekt visit by Josef Pröll 1

Projekt visit by Josef Pröll 2

Project visit by Ivan Literák

Project visit by Ivan Literák and presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Project visit by Ivan Literák 1

Project visit by Ivan Literák 2

Project visit by the Kuratorium Landtechnik und Landentwicklung

Project visit by the Kuratorium Landtechnik und Landentwicklung and presentation of the LIFE project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Project visit by the Kuratorium Landtechnik und Landentwicklung 1

Project visit by the Kuratorium Landtechnik und Landentwicklung 2

Projekt visit to the Körös-Maros National park

Visit of the project area of the Körös-Marios National park by Rainer Raab and exchange of experiences of the implemented measurements to conserve the Great Bustard in the LIFE Project. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Projektbesuch Körös Maros Nationalpark 1

Projektbesuch Körös Maros Nationalpark 2

Projektbesuch Körös Maros Nationalpark 3

Meeting in Buckow (GER)

Club meeting in Buckow, Germany and Presentation about the LIFE Project Great Bustard as well as many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting

From 08. to 10.03.2017 the international Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting took place in Illmitz. The meeting with 42 participants from eight different countries (A, HU, DE, SVK, CZE, ROU, SRB, UK) was a huge success. In the course of the meeting many interesting presentations about the Conservation of the Great Bustard were held, an exciting field trip to the Bustard area Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden and an informative press conference with Landesrätin Astrid Eisenkopf took place. The meeting was additionally a very important step for planing the upcoming MoU-Meeting, which will be held 2018 in Germany. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences)

PDF files of the held presentations

Lang, A. Nationalpark Neusiedel (pdf, 5.017 KB)

Lorant, M. Predator Management Hungary (pdf, 6.617 KB)

Lorant, M. Satellite Tracking Hungary) (pdf, 12.050 KB)

Raab, R. LIFE Projects for the Great Bustard (pdf, 48.626 KB)

Raab, R. Great Bustard Telemetry Tagging Technics (pdf, 2.335 KB)

Raab, R. Purpose of the Meeting (pdf, 2.968 KB)

Raab, R. Impact of White-tailed Eagle and Imperial Eagle on the Great Bustard (pdf, 28.793 KB)

Waters, D. The UK Great Bustard Trial Reintroduction 2004 - 2017 (pdf, 4.798 KB)

Watzke, H. Methods and Results of Satellite telemetry of Great Bustards in Germany and Russia (pdf, 2.342 KB)

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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)

Project visit by Dr. Felix Bergmann in the field

Dr. Felix Bergmann visits the Project area Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden. While being there, it was talked a lot about the LIFE Project. Besides Dr. Bergmann  Attila Králl and Péter Tóth from MME, Miklós Lóránt from National park Kiskunság, Enrica Seltenhammer from BMLFUW, Rosemarie Parz-Gollner and Werner Falb-Meixner from the ÖGG were there. The field trip was lead by Bustard coordinator Rainer Raab. (Action F.1: Overall Project coordination)

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Project visit by Dr. Felix Bergmann

Dr. Felix Bergmann from the Monitoring team of the EU  visits the Technical office for Biology Mag. Dr. Rainer Raab to talk about the current developments of the LIFE Project Great Bustard. Also our hungarian partners Miklós Lóránt Attila Králl und Péter Tóth joined the meeting

(Action F.1: Overall Project Management)

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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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Presentation at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) by R. Raab (A)

Presentation "Cross-border protection of the Great Bustard and telemetry study of raptors in Central Europe" held in the frame of the lecture "Angewandtes Naturschutzmanagement" at the University of Natural Ressources and Applied LIFE Science by R. Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

LIFE-Project Meeting with hungarian and serbian Partners over several days

From 23rd to 25th of November 2016 several Projectmeetings with hungarian as well as serbian partners and some field trips to Nature Conservation sites (Hevesi Füves Puszták Tájvédelmi Körzet, Sarud, Severni-Banat, Köros-Maros) take place in Hungary and Serbia. Presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events).

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7th MAVIR Bird Conservation Conference in Budapest (HU)

7th MAVIR Bird Conservation Conference, Presentation "Telemetry study in the tri-border region Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia - high impact of illegal poisoning on the Red Kite population" and presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific Journals and Presentations at scientific Conferences)

LIFE-Project Meeting with hungarian Partners (HU)

LIFE-Project Meeting with hungarian Partners in Kescemét, Hungary. Presentation "Information about Reporting for the LIFE Project "Great Bustard" and presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)