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 firstname.lastname@example.org until the 1st of March. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the following PDF.
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)
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
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)
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.
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".
On December 21st 2016 an Article is published about the annual general assembly of the "Goggendorfer" Eco-Association "Grüne Welt". Rainer Raab also gives a statement about the current situation of Great Bustards, as well as future plans in the LIFE Project.
On December 12th 2016 an interesting Article about the possible threat of the Golden jackal for the Great Bustard is released on the homepage of APA (Austria Presse Agentur). Next to many other experts, Rainer Raab also gives a statement on this new predator.
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)
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).
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 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)
Event for the Great Bustard in Bozice (CZ), Presentation "Conservation measures for the west-pannonian Great Bustard (Otis tarda) population in Austria" and Presentation of the LIFE Project in many dialogues by R. Raab. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific Journals and Presentations at scientific Conferences)