Miżieb and Aħrax survey shows vast majority opposes FKNK takeover

95% of respondents rue lack of transparency in negotiations

Over 95% of the respondents in a survey launched by Spazji Miftuħa have stated they disagree or strongly disagree with the restriction of access on the contested woodlands of l-Aħrax and il-Miżieb, said Moviment Graffiti in a joint statement issued on Wednesday.

The survey shows that 90% disagree with the hunting lobby being granted management of these sites and over 95% disagree with restricting access to Aħrax and Miżieb. Also, 95% think the proposal to hand over Aħrax and Miżieb to the FKNK is not transparent and 99% of the respondents think the public deserves more access to more open spaces

Over 15,000 people have signed the petition, while 55 groups from civil society including various associations, a media…

Posted by Spazji Miftuħa on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Spazji Miftuħa said that the results of this survey are clear and the general public is opposing to the government giving two massive public open spaces to an interest group that represents only its own members.

A spokesperson for the coalition said that in addition to over 15,500 signatures against this secretive deal, they can now say that their arguments are backed up by numbers.

In less than a month since its launch, Spazji Miftuħa has received the backing of 60 groups and organisations endorsing the coalition and its demands.

The survey, with over 680 respondents is currently hosted on spazjimiftuha.org.

Spazji Miftuħa is endorsed by: Moviment Graffitti, Din l-Art Helwa, Friends of the Earth Malta, Nature Trust Malta, BirdLife Malta, ORCA Malta, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, The Archeological Society of Malta, Ramblers Association, Isles of the Left, Extinction Rebellion Malta,Għaqda Siġar Maltin , Bicycle Advocacy Group, Futur Ambjent Wieħed, Kamra tal-Periti, Noise Abatement Society of Malta, BICREF, Franciscan Friars (OFM) Malta, Kunsill Studenti Universitarji (KSU), Grow 10 Trees, Alleanza Kontra l-Faqar, Azzjoni: Tuna Artna Lura, Releaf, Royal Commonwealth Society: Malta Branch, Kunzill Nazzjonali Żgħażagħ (KNŻ), EASA Malta, Volt Malta, Bird Eye View Malta, Transparency Malta, The Malta Dementia Society, Merill Rural Network, Ulster Wildlife, International Spring Orchestra Festival, The Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation, Malta Street Sport Association, Aditus Foundation, Malta Youth in Agriculture Foundation (MAYA)The Association for Consumer Rights (ACR), Malta Regional Development and Dialogue Foundation (MRDDF), No to Plastic Malta, Clean & Green, Kopin, Association for Justice, Equality & Peace (AJEP), Kamp Emergenza Ambjent (KEA), Time for Change, Malta Producers Association, Wirt iż-Żejtun, Why Not?, Fish for tomorrow, International Tree Foundation, MaltaToday, The Critical Institute, YMCA, YWCA, Kummissjoni Ġustizzja u Paċi, Shooting Malta, Malta Creative Collective, Young Progressive Beings, Repubblika, Inizjamed