Tag: Birdlife

Lead ammunition to be banned from EU wetlands

The European Parliament voted to ban lead ammunition in wetlands across Europe. Within 24 months, all ammunition used in wetlands must be free of lead. The REACH committee already voted to ban lead in October because of its highly toxic properties.

Watch: “Hunting lobby group is stealing from our environment” – Dr...

Earlier this month the government signed off the management of Miżieb and Aħrax woodlands in Mellieħa to the hunters’ lobby.

Watch: Dying ducks are threat to public health – ERA

Several farmed Muscovy ducks are sick and dying close to the Salina Nature Reserve, but no action has been taken by the competent authorities.

“Next to impossible to control illegalities” – Birdlife Malta

BirdLife Malta yesterday wrote to Prime Minister Robert Abela insisting that the season should not be opened.

FKNK asks for decision on spring hunting; “Hunters are not privileged”...

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) is appealing to the Government to make a decision regarding spring hunting season.

2019 second worst year for illegal hunting since 2013 – BirdLife

Last year was the second worst year where illegal hunting was concerned since 2013, BirdLife Malta said.

Watch: Two juvenile flamingos released back into the wild

Two juvenile Greater Flamingos have been released at Għadira Nature Reserve by BirdLife Malta.In a statement the non-governmental organisation said that the two juvenile...

Watch: Large flock of Night Herons visits Malta

BirdLife Malta stated that a huge flock of over 180 Night Herons rested at its Simar Nature Reserve yesterday and left at dusk. It added that this...

Watch: Two flamingos shot in one day; BirdLife asks PM to...

Yesterday, the Maltese islands saw several flamingos circling around its coasts. While some juveniles were exhausted and landed close to people, others were shot...

Updated: Birdlife Executive Leader witnesses hunters shoot young flamingo

A flamingo became the main attraction for swimmers at Għadira Bay on Tuesday. Not only did many people gather to have a look, but...