LIFE Project Events

Opening event of the Observation Tower Tadten

On May 26th 2018, the official opening of the observation tower in Tadten takes place, as part of the "European Natura 2000 Day" and the 25th anniversary of the National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel, under the direction of Mayor Willibald Goldenits, ÖGG Chairman Werner Falb- Meixner, Great Bustard Coordinator Rainer Raab, National Park Director Johannes Ehrenfeldner, State Parliament President Rudolf Strommer and State Parliament Member Edith Sack.

Dr. Felix Bergmann from the EU Monitoring Team and Mattia Pellegrini from the European Commission visit the LIFE project Great Bustard

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Through various activities, the GReat Bustard avtivists have managed to increase the endangered population of the Great Bustard in the border region of Austria-Hungary-Slovakia from under 100 animals to more than 400 specimens of "Otis tarda", while elsewhere in Europe the stocks continue to decline in many areas. During a visit by one responsible member of the European Commission (EASME) and the outsourced monitoring team (NEEMO), the body responsible for the evaluation of nature conservation projects, an attempt was made to determine the reasons for this success. Felix Bergmann and Mattia Pellegrini "We want to learn from the efforts we have made to be able to act similarly in other areas". The coordinator of the protection efforts in Austria and Central Europe, Rainer Raab "The combination of various measures for the Great Bustard brings success. The provision of specially designed protective areas for the successful rearing of young Bustards and the protection against losses are decisive factors. Due to the underground cabling and subsequent removal of medium-voltage power lines or marking of power lines, but also by the predator control by the hunters and the increased number of juvenile Bustards, the stock in northern Burgenland has recovered significantly". Werner Falb-Meixner, Chairman of the Austrian Society for the Protection of the Great Bustard "The secret of success is the intensive cooperation of farmers, hunters, conservationists and the communities. It has been possible to create the protection areas with the Austrian program for environmentally-oriented agriculture and to raise additional funds for various protection activities in the now 3rd EU LIFE project. "

On the picture from left:
Felix Bergmann (NEEMO), Miki Lorant (Hungarian Bustard Coordinator), Rainer Raab (European Great Bustard Coordinator), Mattia Pellegrini (EASME), Werner Falb-Meixner (Chairman of the Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation).

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BirdLife Austria event on "Species protection and predators"

On the 11th of January a very interesting event of BirdLife Austria took place in Vienna on "Species protection and predators". Presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab. (Action E.2: Project Board Meetings and Information Events)

International Great Bustard Synchronous Count in Central Europe

In 2018, in the course of our LIFE Project Great Bustard, like for the first time in 2017, synchronous counts of the Great Bustard will take place throughout Central Europe, namely in January, in February and March counts will take place in Germany, Austria, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Czech Republic and Hungary, where Bustard experts in all known winter habitats will count preferably all Great Bustards on the same day.

Report of the first international Synchronous Count from February 2nd 2017

On February 2nd 2017 the first international Synchronous Count took place in all three parts of Central Europe. The report can be found in following pdf.

International Winter Count of Great Bustards (pdf, 3.756 KB)

8th MAVIR Bird Conservation Conference in Budapest (HU)

From November 10th to November 11th the 8th MAVIR Bird Conservation Conference took place in Budapest, Ungarn. Presentation of "25 years of the LIFE Programme - 12.5 years of LIFE Projects for the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) population in Central Europe - and the ongoing Austrian-Hungarian LIFE Project "Great Bustard" by R. Raab and M. Lóránt, as well as presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action E.6: Publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences).

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"Deutsche Ornithologen Gesellschaft" - Annual Convention in Halle (DE)

Participation at the D-OG Annual Convention 2017 in Halle (Saale) on September 30th 2017. Poster presentation (GPS-basierte Telemetriestudie an mitteleuropäischen Rotmilanen Milvus milvus - erste Ergebnisse), as well as presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences)

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Seminar "Vögel in der Kulturlandschaft"

Participation at the Seminar "Vögel in der Kulturlandschaft" on August 11th 2017 in the chamber of agriculture NÖ. Presentation about the Great Bustard, as well as Presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by Rainer Raab. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences)

Presentation Otto Bauer

 

Radio Report by Miklós Lóránt at the radio stationr MR1 Kossuth

On October 4th 2017 Miklós Lóránt from Hungary gives an Interview at the Radio station MR1 Kossuth. The Radio report can be listened to below (in Hungarian).

Radio report MR1 Kossuth Radio 24.05.2017

 

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

Project 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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