On July 21 an article is published about two dead Great Bustards. One of the Bustards had an injured wing and the second one was killed by a mower. That is a good example, that we still have a lot work in front of us for protecting Great Bustards.
On July 8th 2017 an interesting article about the LIFE Project Great Bustard is published in an important hungarian Online Journal. The focus lays on the important cooperation with farmers and agrotechnology enterprises.
ORF-Report about the official Opening of the LIFE+ Observation Tower Zurndorf. The opening of the tower was held in the course of the 25 years of LIFE anniversary and was a big success. Next to Bustard coordinator Rainer Raab, member of the parliament and mayor Werner Friedl, Councilor Astrid Eisenkopf and ÖGG chairmen Werner Falb-Meixner were present.
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.
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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.
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.