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  • Spring Watch, the calm after a storm… 

    Relative peace has returned in the countryside now the spring hunting season is finished. The season, which opened for the vulnerable Turtle-dove for the first time since 2016, was open from 10th to 30th April 2022 up until midday. Only two species were legal to hunt; the Common Quail for the entire duration of the…
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  • A journey with the Yelkouan Shearwater

    The Yelkouan Shearwater is one of the resident Mediterranean seabirds. Malta is an important place for the species as it holds 10% of the global population. During the 2021 breeding season, BirdLife Malta’s seabird team equipped some Yelkouans with a GPS tracking device. As part of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project, the team followed their journey…
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  • BirdLife Malta deplores physical attack by FKNK CEO Lino Farrugia

    ORNIS Chairman forced to suspend Committee meeting BirdLife Malta is shocked at the aggressive attitude and physical attack by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation’s CEO Lino Farrugia following an argument with top government official and head of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit (WBRU) Richard Lia earlier today during an ORNIS Committee meeting. This led…
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  • Prime Minister urged to change tack on proposed law

    BirdLife Malta is urging the Prime Minister to intervene and revisit a proposed change to the law that could jeopardize scientific bird studies. BirdLife Malta sincerely believes that PM Robert Abela is being misled and misinformed about the latest proposals on bird ringing. Robert Abela being misled on scientific bird ringing study The change, which…
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