Press Releases

Sad news from "Sitzendorf an der Schmida"

On July 21 an article is published about two dead Great Bustards. One of the Bustards had an injured wing and the second one was killed by a mower. That is a good example, that we still have a lot work in front of us for protecting Great Bustards.

Tot: Zwei Trappen in einer Woche (pdf, 213 KB)


Interesting article about the LIFE Project Great Bustard in a hungarian Online Journal

On July 8th 2017 an interesting article about the LIFE Project Great Bustard is published in an important hungarian Online Journal. The focus lays on the important cooperation with farmers and agrotechnology enterprises.

Die Zeit der Großtrappe - Im Vogelschutz zählt man auf die Landwirte (PDF, 535 KB)

ORF TV Report and several Newspaper Articles about the opening of the Great Bustard Observation Tower Zurndorf

ORF-Report about the official Opening of the LIFE+ Observation Tower Zurndorf. The opening of the tower was held in the course of the 25 years of LIFE anniversary and was a big success. Next to Bustard coordinator Rainer Raab, member of the parliament and mayor Werner Friedl, Councilor Astrid Eisenkopf and ÖGG chairmen Werner Falb-Meixner were present.

ORF-TV Report from the 19.05.2017

Burgenland: Großtrappen in einem neuen Blickfeld (pdf, 34 KB)

Gute Sicht auf Großtrappen (pdf, 574 KB)

Stromleitung unter der Erde schützen Großtrappen (pdf, 826 KB)

Aussichtsturm für Großtrappen (pdf, 1.653 KB)

1.475 Reactions on a Facebook post about the Great Bustard

On May 15th 2017 a Facebook post, on the popular Birdwatching Facebook page "Birds" received 1.475 "Likes" and was shared 336 times on other pages and profiles.

Article in the national magazine "Geo-Magazin"

On 11.05.2017 an interesting article about the Great Bustard conservation in Hungary including the implemented measurements in the LIFE Project is published in the national magazine "Geo-Magazin".

Geo-Magazin Article (pdf, 4.338 KB)

Tagged AUKI 57 found dead

Sad news about our tagged AUKI 57 on 29.03.2017: On his way back from his wintering habitat on Kreta, the Imperial Eagle collided with an unmarked high power voltage line in Hungary. More infos can be found under following link.

Life and death of OSLI, the young imperial eagle (pdf, 301 KB)



Article on the Homepage of UNEP in Europe

On 11.04.2017 an interesting Article about the current situation of the Great Bustard is released on the homepage of UNEP in Europe. The article talks about the threats for the Great Bustard and the successfully completed Great Bustard MoU and LIFE Project Meeting in Illmitz, Austria.

PDF to the article (pdf, 134 KB)

Article in the hunting newspaper "Jagd in Tirol"

In the april issue of the newspaper "Jagd in Tirol" an extensive article about the Great Bustard, the threats and also about the LIFE projects for the conservation of the Great Bustard, is published.

Jagd in Tirol April 2017 (pdf, 9.930 KB)

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)

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 They mainly talk about the last 12,5 years of successful conservation of the Great Bustard in the westpannonian area. on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 107 KB) on 10.03.2017 (PDF, 26 KB) 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)