Completion of the bird observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Andau”. The bird observation tower is available to the numerous visitors of the SPA “Waasen – Hanság” seeking to observe the Great Bustards (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

Meeting for information exchange with selected stakeholders in the project area “Westliches Weinviertel” in Sitzendorf (A) (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

Representatives of the European Commission and the EU monitoring team visited the project areas “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“ and “Sandboden und Praterterrasse“(Action E.1: General project implementation)

On May 9th, 2012 7:00 p.m. ORF 2 broadcasted a report about the opening of the observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Andau“ within the framework of the “LIFE 20th anniversary” in the programme “Burgenland Heute”

burgenland.orf.at/news/stories252336/ vom 09.05.2012 (pdf, 75 KB)

Opening of the bird observation tower “LIFE+ Great Bustard Andau“ within the framework of the “LIFE 20th anniversary” by BM Niki Berlakovich (Lebensministerium - Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management), member of the government of Burgenland Andreas Liegenfeld, Kurt Kirchberger (head of the National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel), Bgm. Reinhold Reif (Austrian Society for Great Bustard Conservation) and Mag. Rainer Raab (Central European bustard coordinator and bustard supervisor) in the SPA “Waasen – Hanság“ under participation of over 50 regional stakeholders (Action “LIFE 20th anniversary”)

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

Members of the committee meeting of the BBK Hollabrunn visiting the Bustard project in the project area “Westliches Weinviertel” (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

LJM DI Josef Pröll (hunting association of Lower Austria) and LJM ÖkR Dr. Christian Konrad (hunting association of Lower Austria) as well as the actors Helmuth Lohner and Otto Schenk visiting the Bustard project in the project area “Westliches Weinviertel“(Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

Project day for pupils of primary school in Nickelsdorf on the topic Great Bustard with excursion in the project area “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“ (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

Project visit by Tina Plasil of the radio station Ö1 in the project area “Parndorfer Platte – Heideboden“ for an interview with R. Raab (Action D.3: Public relation

Excursion for members of the “Naturkundlichen Gesellschaft Mostviertel” in the project areat „Waasen – Hanság“ by R. Raab (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

Excursion ”Displaying Great Bustard in the National Park area „Waasen - Hanság“ in Andau (A) in the frame of the Pannonian Bird Experience 2012 by R. Raab with following presentation “Great Bustard –protection measures in the LIFE+ project“ in Illmitz (A) by R. Raab (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

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; 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 (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

Excursion ”Great Bustard: measures to protect the heaviest bird of Eurasia that is able to fly“ in Andau (A) in the frame of the Pannonian Bird Experience 2012 by R. Raab (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)