LIFE+ Project Event Photos

Annual meeting of the bustard protection association “Grüne Welt” in Roseldorf (A) with participation of Gerald Patschka (LK NÖ) and Bernhard Frank (Land NÖ), presentation of the progress within the LIFE+ Project by R. Raab (Action D.7: Sensitisation of stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

Presentation “Natura 2000-Vogelschutzgebiete und LIFE als Instrumente zur Umsetzung von Maßnahmen am Beispiel des grenzüberschreitenden Artenschutzprojektes Großtrappe” held in the frame of the lecture “Schutzgebietsmanagement und Wildtiere in Mitteleuropa” at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU) by R. Raab (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

Completion of the bird observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Roseldorf”. The bird observation tower is available to the visitors of the SPA “Westliches Weinviertel” seeking to observe the Great Bustards (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

Construction of the bird observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Roseldorf“ for the “LIFE 20th anniversary” (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

Since the summer of 2012, Mag. Rainer Raab assists the hungarian colleagues with the implementation of the next experts- and MoU-meetings for great bustard conservation, which is planned in april 2013 in Hungary. Therefore, the Central European bustard coordinator an his co-workers participated in a meeting on the 21th of November 2012 in Budapest (H) (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Event „Nature conservation: crises or future?“ in Vienna (A), presentation of the LIFE+ project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Inspection of the LIFE Project „Great Bustard“ (2005-2010) by Littlejohn by order of the EC. The Final Audit Report of Dezember 19th, 2012 is now available. This report confirms that the financal management of the LIFE Project „Great Bustard“ (2005-2010) was done properly

A new brochure of the “Land Niederösterreich“ is presented within the frameworks of the „LIFE 20th anniversary for Nature projects in Lower Austria“ event in Marchegg. This brochure also provides information about both LIFE projects for the protection of the Great Bustard in Austria. Additionally, the report in the programme “Land und Leute” concerning the LIFE+ project was presented to the public. (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

Start of the construction of the bird observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Roseldorf“ for the “LIFE 20th anniversary” (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

October 12-13, 2012: Conference of BirdLife Austria in Salzburg (A), presentation of the LIFE+ project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Opening of the cycling bridge, built in the framework of the EU co-operation between Slovakia and Austria, in Schlosshof (A), presentation of the LIFE+ project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Bustard experts of the Austrian LIFE+ Project and from Hungary and Slovakia meet as usual on the synchronous counting day at the border triangle to consult each other about the results of the bustard counting and to exchange information on the state of the LIFE+ Project in A and the activities after the LIFE+ Projects in H and SK (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Project visit by Karl Hohenlohe in the project area “Westliches Weinviertel“ (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

June 18 - July 24, 2012: A total of approx. 3.9 km existing EVN 110 kV power lines in the project area Sandboden und Praterterrasse” (Abbreviation = SPT) are marked with black and white "bird protection plates" (Action C.4: Implementation marking of EVN 110 kV power lines SPT)

Visit of the LIFE+ project by a camera crew of the ORF “Land und Leute“-team for shooting of a film (Action D.3: Public relation)

Project visit by Miklos Lorent and Anna Prager, bustard experts from Hungary, in the project areas “Sandboden und Praterterrasse“, “Waasen – Hanság“ and “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden “ (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

Considerately mowing in the project area “Waasen – Hanság“. In order to prevent the clutches or ckicks of the Great Bustard or of clutches or chicks of the Short-eared Owl from being killed by mowing special measures were undertaken from R. Raab and the farmers. Also young deer and hares benefit from these measures. (Action E.15: Control (Monitoring) – immediate measures fort he protection of clutches)

Project visit by stakeholders of the project area “Westliches Weinviertel” in the project area „Waasen – Hanság“ (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

Project visit by members of the University Graz in the project area “Waasen – Hanság“ (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)