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The Great Bustard (Otis tarda) is one of the heaviest birds that is able to fly. It is a globally threatened species occurring in Austria. Since more than 10 years the "Technische Büro für Biologie Mag. Dr. Rainer Raab" is responsible for the conservation project Great Bustard. On this website you can find general informations about the Great Bustard, projects for the protection of the Great Bustard and current informations about the Life Project Great Bustard.

Latest News

Article in "Bezirksblätter Neusiedl"

On 22.03.2017 an interesteing article about the success of Great Bustard conservation from the last 12,5 years is released.

Bezirksblatt Neusiedl Teil 1 (pdf, 873 KB)

Bezirksblatt Neusiedl Teil 2 (pdf, 657 KB)

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Several articles about the successful conservation of the Great Bustard

On May 10th several online articles and newspaper articles are published on ORF.burgenland, BVZ and burgenland.at. They mainly talk about the last 12,5 years of successful conservation of the Great Bustard in the westpannonian area.

 

orf.burgenland.at on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 107 KB)

www.bvz.at on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 26 KB)

www.burgenland.at am 10.03.2017 (PDF, 31 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 257 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 285 KB)

Newspaper article on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 944 KB)

 

 

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Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting

From 08. to 10.03.2017 the international Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting took place in Illmitz. The meeting with 42 participants from eight different countries (A, HU, DE, SVK, CZE, ROU, SRB, UK) was a huge success. In the course of the meeting many interesting presentations about the Conservation of the Great Bustard were held, an exciting field trip to the Bustard area Parndorfer Platte - Heideboden and an informative press conference with Landesrätin Astrid Eisenkopf took place. The meeting was additionally a very important step for planing the upcoming MoU-Meeting, which will be held 2018 in Germany. (Action E.6: Publications in scientific journals and presentations at scientific conferences)

(c) Förderverein Großtrappenschutz e.V.

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TV Report about the Conservation of the Great Bustard on Burgenland Heute

On "Burgenland Heute" an interesting report about the success of the last LIFE Projects "Conservation of the Great Bustard" is released. Landesrätin Eisenkopf, National park manager Kurt Kirchberger, ÖGG Chairman Werner Falb-Meixner, Representative of UNEP/CMS Tilman Schneider and Bustard coordinator Rainer Raab talk about the big success in Conservation of the Great Bustard in the west pannonian area.

Burgenland Heute 10.03.2017

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Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting

From 8th to 10th of March a meeting with the topic "Cross-border protection of the Great Bustard in Central Europe" takes place in Illmitz, Austria. Many experts from different countries were already invited and several interesting presentations are planned. A registration to the meeting is possible by sending an email to manuel.wojta@tbraab.at until the 1st of March. The agenda of the meeting can be found in the following PDF.

Technical Workshop Agenda (PDF, 36 KB)

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Objective


The four project areas.

Austria (AT) and Hungary (HU) have been very active in Great Bustard conservation in the last years. After two Austrian LIFE and LIFE+ projects and one LIFE project in Hungary now both EU-countries want to start together a huge cross-border protection project for Great Bustards in Central Europe.  Based on the great success of the former measures the objectives of this LIFE project are to continue intensive habitat management efforts, reduce the threat of collision with power lines - for many years the no. 1 mortality factor for Great Bustards - and reduce predation. The LIFE project aims to support and maximise the effectiveness of the cross-border protection in Austria and Hungary through coordination of conservation measures and optimal communication.