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Title of the project

Protection of the Great Bustard

Description

promote the population growth of the great bustard

creation of numerous special bustard conservation areas in Austria within the agri-environmental program;
creation of roughly 70 ha fallow strips each year from 2003-2006;
creation of suitable nesting sites;
control of red fox numbers

hunters were involved in much of the on-the-ground work

Results

after a decades-long population decline the project resulted in a recovery and recolonisation of former breeding grounds

Location

Country Austria
Level Regional
Region BURGENLAND

Starting date

1995

Habitat Types

Farmland

Protection status of the areas

Regional protected area

Species

Species Caracteristics Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Great Bustard - Otis tarda

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)

Partners

Leading partners community of interest Europe reserve Parndorf - Heideboden (ISPP)Burgenland Hunting Association (http://www.bgld-jagdverband.at/inf_m_aktuelles.htm)Office of the Burgenland Provincial Government (http://www.burgenland.at/)

Weblinks

http://www.bgld-jagdverband.at/web_documents/2010/schutz_der_grosstrappe.pdf