Life Project Austria 2005-2010 Events

In future, events directly related to bustard conservation projects will be advertised here. Interesting results and photos of these events will also be published here.

Photos will be presented from selected events after their realisation in the chapter Austrian LIFE Project.

Juli 9th, 2010: Opening of the information and observation point by member of the government of Lower Austria Dr. Stephan Pernkopf, LJM ÖkR Dr. Christian Konrad (hunting association of Lower Austria) und department head DI Günter Liebel (Lebensministerium - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management) as well as Bgm. Albert Holluger (Straning-Grafenberg), Bgm. Reinhold Reif (Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation) and Mag. Rainer Raab (Central European bustard coordinator and bustard supervisor) at the church of Wartberg in Straning-Grafenberg together with 180 visitors.

June 1-2, 2010: Green Week 2010 in Brussels (B), Presentation of the LIFE project in many dialogues by R. Raab

May 31 - June 1, 2010: LIFE Nature and Biodiversity Conference in Brussels (B), Presentation of the LIFE project in many dialogues by R. Raab

May 27, 2010: “March-Auen-Symposium” in Vienna (A), Presentation of the LIFE project in many dialogues by R. Raab

April 24, 2010: Presentation „ Great Bustard – Results of the LIFE projects in Austria (AT), Hungary (HU) and Slovakia (SK)” in Illmitz (A) in the frame of the Birdexperience 2010 by R. Raab and following excursion through the Natura 2000 area”Waasen – Hanság“

April 21, 2010: 4. board meeting of the Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation (ÖGG) on the LIFE project in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the presentations News on the Great Bustard in Austria and the West-Pannonian region“, “the actual state of the submitted Great Bustard LIFE+ Project“, “Implemented measures of the LIFE project”, “Upcoming measures of the LIFE project“ and First results of the GIS aided bustard habitat analysis in the LIFE project area LIFE project area Westliches Weinviertel“ by R. Raab

April 19, 2010: Discussion with representatives of nature conservation and hunters chaired by LR Ing. Werner Falb-Meixner and following information session for chosen farmers about the possibilities of new management measures on the bustard protection areas in Zurndorf (A); Presentations of D. Stieglmahr and R. Raab

April 15, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

April 7, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

February 19, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with Nature protection fields in the project area "Waasen - Hanság" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of BERTA and the LFI in Tadten (A) from R. Raab; presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

February 4, 2010: Information session for farmers in the context of the plenary meeting of the association „Interessensgemeinschaft Hanság“ in St. Andrä (A), presentation of the LIFE project by C. Schütz

January 25, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with Nature protection fields in the project area "Waasen - Hanság" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of BERTA and the LFI in Wallern (A) from R. Raab; presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

January 19, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with Nature protection fields in the project area "Waasen - Hanság" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of BERTA and the LFI in Tadten (A) from R. Raab; presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

January 15, 2010: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with Nature protection fields in the project area "Waasen - Hanság" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of BERTA and the LFI in Andau (A) from R. Raab; presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

December 4, 2009: Presentation “LIFE project: Cross-border protection of the Great Bustard in Austria“ held in the frame of the transnational project meeting TransEcoNet – Transnational Ecological Networks “Facing the reality – Challenges for research on transnational ecological networks” in Illmitz (A) by R. Raab

December 2, 2009: Annual meeting of the bustard protection association "Grüne Welt" in Sitzendorf (A) with participation of HR Mag. Martin Tschulik, presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

November 27, 2009: Presentation “Cross-border protection of the Great Bustard in Austria - results of the ongoing LIFE project and priority objectives for the future“held in the frame of the “Great Bustard workshop” in Bratislava (SK) by R. Raab

November 24, 2009: 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

November 11 - 12, 2009: 1. Austrian RAMSAR expert conference in Eisenstadt (A), introduction of the LIFE project in numerous conversations by R. Raab, apart from the presentation of important results by LR Ing. Werner Falb-Meixner

October 29, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

October 9, 2009: Information session for the hunters of project area Westliches Weinviertel in Straning(A) by R. Raab

September 22, 2009: Meeting of the Rotary Club Vienna-Schwechat in Vienna. Presentation of progress of the LIFE project by R. Raab

September 17, 2009: Meeting of the ÖGG (coordinating beneficiary) with the project partners (associated beneficiary) of the new submitted LIFE+ project, invited by the ÖGG and the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (Lebensministerium) in Vienna. Presentation of achievements of the LIFE project as well as introduction of the planned LIFE+ project by R. Raab and T. Kaufmann

September 10 - 11, 2009: 11. LIFE+Nature platform in Waldkirchen am Wesen (A) presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

September 3, 2009: Presentation of the LIFE project and the planned LIFE+ project at the board meeting of the Hungarian nature conservation association Szigetköz in Dunaszeg (H) by R. Raab and P. Spakovszky

August 22, 2009: Project visit by Astrid Johann from Germany, who cycles along the European Green Belt to visits different projects and to prepare an article

August 13, 2009: Meeting with the Slovakian bustard experts and Jan Sliva from the EU-monitoring team for information exchange in the project area “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“

August 4, 2009: Bustard experts of the LIFE projects (A, SK) and Hungary meet as usual on the synchronous counting day at the border triangle to tune the counting results and to exchange information about the current situation of the LIFE projects. Ing. Marián Šebo and Bc. Tibor Benčič of the Slovakian hunting magazine “Poľovníctvo a rybárstvo“ are present to interview the bustard experts for their article about the project

July 28, 2009: Ing. Marián Šebo and Bc. Tibor Benčič of the Slovakian hunting magazine “Poľovníctvo a rybárstvo“ are visiting the project area „Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“ together with R. Raab, to prepare an article about the achievements of the Austrian Great Bustard LIFE project

May 14, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of the office of the Lower Austria government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; a presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

May 13, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

May 6, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan on behalf of the office of the Lower Austria government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; a presentation and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

April 2, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

March 23, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

March 20, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Zurndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

March 17, 2009: Meeting of the bustard protection association "Interessensgemeinschaft Europaschutzgebiet Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" in Zurndorf (A) with participation of member of the government of Burgenland Ing. Werner Falb-Meixner, presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab
March 12, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Zurndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

March 9, 2009: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Burgenland government, department of nature conservation and the LFI in Zurndorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

February 26, 2009: Information session for farmers in the context of the plenary meeting of the association „Interessensgemeinschaft Hanság“ in Andau (A), presentation of the LIFE project by R. Raab
February 18, 2009: Information session for the hunters of project area “Westliches Weinviertel“ within the framework of the LIFE project in Sitzendorf (A) by R. Raab

November 27, 2008: Annual meeting of the bustard protection association "Grüne Welt" in Sitzendorf (A) with participation of member of the government of Lower Austria DI Josef Plank, presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

November 17 - 19, 2008: LIFE NATURE thematic conference “Protecting Europe’s Nature: Learning from LIFE” in Brussels (B), presentation of the LIFE project in several one-on-one interviews from R. Raab

9. - 12. November 2008: Scientific Symposium on the Conservation of Great Bustard in Middle Europe and Second meeting of the signatories to the Memorandum of Understanding on the conservation and management of the Middle-European population of the Great Bustard (Otis tarda) in Feodosia (UA), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

August 26, 2008:Information session about the planned enlargement of the SPA Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden for farmers in Zurndorf (A) presentation of the Bustard project by R. Raab

July 22, 2008:Information session about the planned enlargement of the SPA Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden for farmers in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A), Presentation of the Bustard project and the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in Deutsch Jahrndorf in the environmental programme

July 4, 2008: Information session about the planned enlargement of the SPA Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden together with A. Ranner for farmers in Kittsee (A), Presentation of the Bustard project and the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in Kittsee in the environmental programme

June 11, 2008: 10. LIFE platform in Murau (A), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

June 5, 2008: Hungarian Conference „Madárvédelem a villamos hálózatokon kiállítás és szakmai konferencia“ in Budapest (H), presentation „Túzokvédelem Ausztriában - Great Bustard conservation in Austria” by Rainer Raab (A), Eike Julius (D) & Péter Spakovszky (H) about measures within the LIFE project by P. Spakovszky in Hungarian language

April 23, 2008: Some employees of the Lower Austrian chamber of agriculture who professionally deal with bustard protection fields visit the project area Westliches Weinviertel. Everybody was introduced in detail to the Great Bustard and its habitat with a presentation by R. Raab and a common excursion

March 14, 2008: All EVN employees who have been involved in the marking or undergrounding of EVN power lines in the Westliches Weinviertel within the framework of the LIFE project visit the project area Westliches Weinviertel with their families. Everybody was introduced in detail to the Great Bustard and its habitat with a presentation by R. Raab and a common excursion

March 12,2008: On invitation of the Slovakian LIFE project pupils from Germany and Slovakia visit the transboundary bustard project within the framework of the project “Youth in Europe”. Two presentations about the LIFE project in Jarovce (SK) by R. Raab

January 28, 2008: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

December 13, 2007: Annual meeting of the bustard protection association "Grüne Welt" in Sitzendorf (A), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

December 6, 2007: 2. board meeting of the Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation (ÖGG) on the LIFE project in Zurndorf (A), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the three presentations “Implemented measures of the LIFE project”, “Upcoming measures of the LIFE project“ and First results of the GIS aided bustard habitat analysis in the LIFE project area LIFE project area Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“ by R. Raab

December 3, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area " Sandboden und Praterterrasse " within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Lassee (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 19, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 15, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 13, 2007: Information session for the hunters of project area Sandboden und Praterterrasse within the framework of the LIFE project in Lassee (A) by R. Raab

November 12, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 9, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 8, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 7, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

November 5, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

October 31, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Roseldorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

October 30, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

October 29, 2007: Further education sessions for chosen farmers with bustards protection fields in the project area "Westliches Weinviertel" within the frame of nature conservation plan or for training of monitoring on behalf of the office of the Lower Austrian government, department of nature conservation in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab; two presentations and a connected excursion to bustard area for the presentation of the Natura 2000 area under special consideration of Great Bustard in small groups of about 20 to 40 persons

October 5-6, 2007: European seminar “Which is the best conservation strategy for the protection of Bustards in Europe: reinforcement/reintroduction of populations or habitat conservation measures?” in Zoodyssée, Villiers-en-Bois (F), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the presentation “Reinforcement of Great bustard populations in Austria” by R.Raab

September 20, 2007: Some employees of the Lower Austrian chamber of agriculture and an employee of the department for nature conservation who both professionally deal with bustard protection fields visit the project area Westliches Weinviertel. Everybody was introduced in detail to the Great Bustard and its habitat on a common excursion with R. Raab

September 14, 2007: Delegates of the small game committee of the Lower Austrian hunting association visit the project area Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden on invitation of the Central European bustard coordinator Mag. Rainer Raab to get to know the Great Bustard and its habitat

September 5, 2007: Information session for the hunters of project area Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden within the framework of the LIFE project in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A) by R. Raab

August 24-29, 2007: European Ornithologists' Union, sixth conference in Vienna (A), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the presentation “Distribution and movements of the West-Pannonian Great Bustard (Otis tarda) population: influence on the cross-border conservation” by R. Raab, P. Spakovszky, R. Rybanič, V. Škorpíková and E. Julius

August 16, 2007: Invited by the Austrian LIFE Project, Great Bustard experts of the three LIFE projects (A, SK, H) are meeting for a workshop in Deutsch-Wagram (Action D.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

July 13, 2007: Information session for local hunters in the framework of the LIFE project in the project area “Western Weinviertel” in Sitzendorf (A) from R. Raab

May 23, 2007: 9. LIFE platform in Reutte (A), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

January 17, 2007: LIFE projects (A, H, SK) meeting in Bratislava (SK), presentation of the actual situation of the Austrian LIFE project from R. Raab and E. Julius

December 13, 2006: 1. board meeting of the Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation (ÖGG) on the LIFE project in Zurndorf (A), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the three presentations “Objectives of the LIFE project“, “Implemented measures of the LIFE project“ and “Upcoming measures of the LIFE project “by R. Raab

December 11, 2006: Annual meeting of the bustard protection association "Grüne Welt" in Sitzendorf (A), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

November 21, 2006: Seminar on Population Ecology of the Vienna University (A), Presentation of foundations for the conservation of the west-pannonian Great Bustard population by R. Raab

November 11-12, 2006: International convention of experts in the frame of the Great Bustard MoU Meeting, European Technical Workshop on Comparative Research, in Mosonmagyaróvár (H), Presentation of some results of the LIFE project in the four presentations „Infrastructure - Introductory presentation“, „Infrastructure - Research activities in Austria“, „Habitat use - Research activities in Austria“ and „Agri-environmental measures - Research activities in Austria“ by R. Raab

September 21, 2006: Information session of the association BERTA with the collaboration of the farmers board of the district Neusiedl am See in Zurndorf (A), Presentation of the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

August 21, 2006: Board meeting of the IG Europaschutzgebiet Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden in Zurndorf (A), Presentation of the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

August 10, 2006: Information session for farmers in Deutsch Jahrndorf (A), Presentation of the Bustard project Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden and the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

August 9, 2006: Information session for farmers in Haringsee (A), Presentation of the Bustard project Marchfeld and the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

July 5, 2006: Information session of the department for nature conservation of the provincial government in Lower Austria with the collaboration of the farmers board of the district Hollabrunn in Roseldorf (A), Presentation of the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

July 3, 2006: Information session of the department for nature conservation of the provincial government in Lower Austria with the collaboration of the farmers board of the district Hollabrunn in Sitzendorf (A), Presentation of the new agri-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

May 11, 2006: 8. LIFE platform in Bregenz (A), presentation of the progress within the LIFE project by R. Raab

April 19, 2006: Natura 2000 Training Programme Workshop Hungary in Csopak (H), presentation of the management plan for great bustard in Austria by R. Raab

March 29, 2006: Information session of the department for nature conservation of the provincial government in Lower Austria with the collaboration of the farmers board of the district Hollabrunn in Sitzendorf (A), Presentation of the new agro-environmental scheme for bustard protection areas in the upcoming environmental programme by R. Raab

March 20, 2006: Workshop on cooperation and exchange of data and information among the three LIFE projects (A, H, SK), attended by the project leaders hosted by R. Raab

December 15, 2005: annual meeting of the bustard protection association "Grüne Welt" in Sitzendorf (A), presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab

December 12, 2005: board meeting of the IG Europaschutzgebiet Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden in Zurndorf (A), presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab

December 5, 2005: VERBUND-Austrian Power Grid AG (APG) & Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation (ÖGG) workshop "marking methods on high-voltage power lines" in Vienna (A), presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab

November 29, 2005: board meeting of the Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation (ÖGG) in Zurndorf (A), presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab

November 23 - 25, 2005: International workshop "Bustard Conservation in Europe in the last 15 Years - current trends, best practise and future priorities" in Lissabon (P) presentation of the LIFE project poster and presentation of the LIFE project in several one-on-one interviews from R. Raab

November 15, 2005: SOVS meeting in Rusovce (SK), presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab

October 25, 2005: APG conference on "Sustainable power line management" in Gmunden (A), presentation of the LIFE project poster and presentation of the LIFE project from H. P. Kollar

October 24, 2005: LIFE "Kick-Off" meeting in Freiburg (D), presentation of the LIFE project poster and a brief presentation of the LIFE project from R. Raab