Event of the “NÖ Umweltanwaltschaft“ in St. Pölten (A), presentation of the LIFE+ Project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV und SPT)

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)

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)

Project visit by DI Lukas Weber-Hajszan, of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management and his team visit the project area “Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden“. During an excursion with R. Raab the Great Bustard and its habitat was introduced in detail (Action E.1: General project implementation)

LEADER event in Gänserndorf (A), presentation of the LIFE+ Project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV und SPT)

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)

Project visit by Niederösterreich-environmental advocate Mag. Tom Hansmann, MAS in the project area “Sandboden und Praterterasse“ (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

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)

Project visit by Renate Miehle (LEADER manager) in the project area “Westliches Weinviertel“ (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV and SPT)

Meeting of the „Burgenländischen IGs“ in Neusiedl am See (A), presentation of the LIFE+ Project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action D.8: raising awareness among stakeholders in PPH und WHA)

LEADER event in Retz (A), Presentation „Maßnahmen des LIFE+ Projekts „Grenzüberschreitender Schutz der Großtrappe in Österreich - Fortsetzung“ LIFE09 NAT/AT/000225“ and presentation of the LIFE+ Project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action D.7: raising awareness among stakeholders in WWV und SPT)

LIFE event in Vienna (A), presentation of the LIFE+ project in many dialogues by R. Raab (Action E.4: Central European bustard coordinator)

May 06-08, 2015

Dr. Jan Sliva of the EU monitoring team is visiting the LIFE+ Project Great Bustard in the project areas “Sandboden und Praterterasse”, “Westliches Weinviertel" and “Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden” (Action E.1: General project implementation)

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)

April 29-30, 2015

17. LIFE-Nature platform in Wolfsberg (A). Presentation of the results of the LIFE+ Project by R. Raab (Action E.1: General project implementation)