Reacting to the press release by the Federation for Hunting and Conservation (FKNK) regarding the sad death of the Griffon Vulture (Avultun Prim) in Sicily, BirdLife Malta would like to state that it worked with the bird after it was asked to assist by the Government.
Nicknamed ‘Maximus’, the Griffon Vulture (Gyps fulvus) was rescued at the Malta Freeport where it was stranded on a crane after arriving in Malta on a cargo ship.
Various entities including the Wild Birds Regulation Unit (WBRU), the Environment and Resources Authority (ERA), the Administrative Law Enforcement (ALE) unit, the Veterinary Section and Freeport workers were involved to try and save this bird’s life.
BirdLife Malta declares that it has always been, and will continue to remain, working hard to safeguard nature and birds for the common good.
It is high time that the hunters’ federation starts to seek common ground for collaboration rather than wasting time continuously in creating conflicts.
Read the Maltese version of the press release here.