Press Releases

Article in the Journal PeerJ

In March 2016 an article about the genetic structure of the threatened West-Pannonian Great Bustard Otis tarda population was published in the scientific journal PeerJ.

Citation: Horreo, J. L., Raab, R., Spakovszky, P. & Alonso, J. C. (2016): Genetic structure of the threatened West-Pannonian population of Great Bustard (Otis tarda). PeerJ 4: e1759.

PeerJ im März 2016 (pdf, 4,8 MB)

"Wilde Slowakei" - TV show about the Great Bustard (ARTE)

On October 11th 2015 at 16:30, a short Clip about the conservation measures for protecting the great bustard in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" is shown in the Documentary "Wilde Slowakei".

Das Erste 11. Oktober 2015 (pdf, 54,5 KB)

Brochure of BirdLife Austria

In October 2015 a new brochure of BirdLife Austria is presented. This brochure also provides information about measures for the protection of the Great Bustard in Austria.

Broschüre Vögel und Landwirtschaft (pdf, page 4 and 5, 843 KB)

Article in the Journal Bird Conservation International

In September 2015 an article about the effects of winter oilseed rape fields on the West-Pannonian Great Bustard Otis tarda population was published in the scientific journal Bird Conservation International, volume 25, issue 03.

Citation: Raab, R., Schütz, C., Spakovsky, P., Julius, E. & Schulze, C. H. (2015): Optimising the attractiveness of winter oilseed rape fields as foraging habitat for the West Pannonian Great Bustard Otis tarda population during winter. Bird Conservation International 25: 366–376.

Bird Conservation International im September 2015 (pdf, 404 KB; http://journals.cambridge.org)

Two articles in the Journal Aquila

In summer 2015 two articles about Great Bustard and the effects of the LIFE+ project were published in the scientific journal Aquila.

Citation: Raab, R., Julius, E., Greis, L., Schütz, C., Spakovszky, P., Steindl, J. & Schönemann, N. (2014): The Austrian Agri-Environmental Scheme for Great Bustard (Otis tarda). Aquila 121: 95–102.

Citation: Raab, R., Julius, E., Greis, L., Schütz, C., Spakovszky, P., Steindl, J. & Schönemann, N. (2014): Endangering factors and their effect on adult Great Bustards (Otis tarda) - conservation efforts in the Austrian LIFE and LIFE+ projects. Aquila 121: 49–63.

Aquila 121: 49-63 (pdf, 415 KB)

Aquila 121: 95-102 (pdf, 244 KB)

Article in the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“ published

On May 3rd, 2015 an detailed article about the Great Bustard and the results of the LIFE and LIFE+ Project about the effects of predators on the Great Bustard was published in the Austrian newspaper „Die Presse“ on page 33.

Die Presse am 03. Mai 2015 (pdf, 2,9 MB)

Artikel im Journal Szélkiáltó

In March 2015 an article about the effects of underground cabling and marking of power lines on the West-Pannonian Great Bustard Otis tarda population within the LIFE+ project was published in the scientific journal Szélkiáltó.

Citation: Raab, R., Spakovszky, P. & Julius, E. (2014): Az elektromos légvezetékek hatása a nyugat-pannon túzokvédelmi LIFE+ project akciói (Effects of aerial power lines on the West-Pannonian Great Bustard (Otis tarda) population and the actions of the Austrian Great Bustard LIFE+ project). Szélkiáltó 16: 58-60.

Szélkiáltó 16 (Seiten 58 bis 60 pdf, 684 KB)

Wilde Slowakei - ARTE broadcasted a report about the Great Bustard

On February 23th, 2015 at 7.30 p.m. ARTE broadcasted a one minute report about some conservation measures for the Great Bustard within the documentation “Wilde Slowakei” in the project area “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden”.

Falb-Meixner new chairman of the regional association for the protection of the Great Bustard

On August 28th, 2014 Ing. Werner Falb-Meixner was elected as new chairman of the regional association “Interessensgemeinschaft Europaschutzgebiet Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden”. At he beginning of September a couple of articles were published in newspapers e.g. Kronenzeitung, BVZ and Bezirksblätter Neusiedl am See.

BVZ am 4. September 2014 (pdf, 1,9 MB)

Bezirksblätter Neusiedl am See am 3. September 2014 (pdf, 1,7 MB)

Kronenzeitung am 1. September 2014 (pdf, 2 MB)

Article published in the "Pirsch 12/2014"

On June 18th, 2014 an article about the Great Bustard was published by Patricia and Armin Hofmann in the "Pirsch 12/2014", the magazine for hunting. The article deals with the sucesses of the LIFE and the LIFE+ project.

Pirsch 12/2014 am 18. Juni 2014 (pdf, 1,2 MB)