BirdLife Malta was tonight informed that a rave party is currently being held in Buskett.
This is totally unacceptable and BirdLife Malta condemns the regular rave parties with loud music which are being allowed to take place in Buskett, especially at this sensitive time of year during raptor migration.
Earlier today over sixty Black Kites (Astun Iswed) roosted in the area, only to be heavily disturbed when loud music started being played in preparation for what seems to be a big rave party in the area.
Buskett is a Natura 2000 site with money being spent to transform it into an ideal place where biodiversity can thrive. Such events go completely against the spirit of a nature reserve, especially a Natura 2000 site. BirdLife Malta urges the Malta Environment and Resources Authority (ERA) to look into this matter at the earliest and hopes that a solution can be found as soon as possible.
What happened today cannot be repeated and BirdLife Malta reminds the authorities of their obligation to manage Natura 2000 sites adequately.
Read the Maltese version of the press release here.