Bejta Project will help change the hunters’ image, the President said.
During a press launch for the unveiling of the Bejta project, the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca said, that the Bejta Project initiative will help change the hunters’ image in the public eye. She explained that this is because the project will help entice new breeding species as well as educate the Maltese people on the various bird species.
The Bejta project involves the collaboration between the Kaċċaturi San Ubertu and the bird conservationists in Malta by installing numerous bird nests across Malta and Gozo in various schools, public gardens, bird sanctuaries and other suitable sites.
The Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights Clint Camilleri, said that we need to encourage future collaboration between the two groups in order to ease some of the tension between them, and act for the common goal of preserving different bird species.
The project has already been a success as one of the bird species called the Swatted Flycatcher have already mated and had their offspring.
A representative for the Kaċċaturi San Uberto said “This project is being done in collaboration with Dr. Natalino Fenech and Michael Sammut, two active ornithologists, as we believe the hunter and the ornithologist have a lot in common when it comes to the love of birds.”