Tag: Birdlife Malta
Through its LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project, which seeks to secure the Maltese islands for the vulnerable Yelkouan Shearwater, BirdLife Malta has published a set of guidelines seeking to bring about ecologically-responsible lighting in the Maltese islands.
Continued research has permitted the satellite-tagging of three Turtledoves by BirdLife Malta this spring. The effort replicates and adds on the journeys of Francesco, an Italian Turtle-dove originally satellite-tagged in April 2017 from Comino’s bird sanctuary who continues transmitting to date.
It is very clear that the hunting lobby has found itself with its back to the wall and to react in some way to the campaign being led by Spazji Miftuħa, a coalition of more than 50 NGOs and entities, in response to the secret agreement which will restrict access the two woodland areas of Miżieb and l-Aħrax to FKNK, the same Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) has now resorted to a campaign of lies, said Birdlife Malta.
The Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) hit back at environmental NGOs calling for the proposed transfer of the Miżieb and Aħrax woodlands to the federation to be made public, insisting that this should only happen if the government funding they received was similarly publicised.
BirdLife Malta has strongly condemned the attacks against the organisation by two Government Ministers and a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Maltese Government following the filing of a Complaint with the Commissioner of Police requesting the withdrawal of hunting licences which were issued illegally by the Ministry for Gozo.
The Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) said it shall take leagl action against Birdlife Malta after the Police Commissioner’s dismissal of Birdlife’s request. FKNK also said that it may request the Police Commissioner to investigate the filing of a false report by Birdlife Malta.
Kaccaturi San Ubertu (KSU) said that the Short-Toed Eagles who recently migrated over Malta did indeed rest in peace.
The 2019 trapping season that opened last Sunday have seen introduced several changes. BirdLife Malta feels that these changes are a result of non-factual...