"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)

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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)

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Project visit by DI Lukas Weber-Hajszan, of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management

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)

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LEADER event in Gänserndorf (A)

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)

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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)

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Project visit by Niederösterreich-environmental advocate Mag. Tom Hansmann, MAS

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)

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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)

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Project visit by Renate Miehle (LEADER manager)

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

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Meeting of the „Burgenländischen IGs“ in Neusiedl am See (A)

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)

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LEADER event in Retz (A)

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)

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LIFE event in Vienna (A)

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

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Dr. Jan Sliva of the EU monitoring team visiting project areas

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)

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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)

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17. LIFE-Nature platform in Wolfsberg (A)

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)

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Excursion through the Natura 2000 area ”Waasen – Hanság“

Excursion in the frame of the Birdexperience 2015 by R. Raab through the Natura 2000 area ”Waasen – Hanság“ (Action D.2: Information sessions for public relations and board meetings of the project)

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