Nature and bird conservation at Science in the Citadel

February 19, 2019 11:32 am

Date:            Saturday, 27 April 2019

Time:           10:00-18:00

Location:     The Citadel, Victoria Gozo

Visit us at this year’s edition of Science in the Citadel in Gozo to discover more about our nature reserves and the scientific study of bird ringing which helps us to learn more about birds and monitor their movements thus giving us an insight into several aspects of their lives. 

We are very passionate about nature and birds, and we want to share our knowledge with you helping you to learn a bit more about the life of these beautiful creatures but also about their habitats. This year we shall focus on:

Nature at our reserves… and in Gozo 
You will find out how easily you can connect to nature and enjoy birds in their natural environment when you visit our nature reserves. Did you know that we manage four nature reserves? Have you ever visited Għadira, Simar, Salina or Foresta 2000? What about nature in Gozo? Gozo has its natural spots, but isn’t it about time that the sister island also has its own nature reserve?  

The importance of bird ringing as a conservation tool 
Bird ringing is a scientific tool which we use to study birds. It is amazing how much a little ring can tell about the journeys that birds make, their migration patterns, survival rate, productivity and more. At Science in the Citadel we will focus on the importance of this vital conservation tool for the study of Malta’s seabirds which we are presently monitoring through our ongoing LIFE Arċipelagu Garnija project. 

Where can you find us 

This year you can find us in the Nature Zone. Our stand will be part of the Science Fair which will be situated in the Citadel Ditch.   


Science in the Citadel is Gozo’s own science festival! It takes place within the historic walls of the Citadel in Victoria. It is a free one-day festival that celebrates the best of science and technology innovation, research and practice on the Maltese Islands, with exhibitions relevant to Gozo’s biodiversity, geology, agriculture, seas and skies. This year’s will be the third edition of the festival. Click here for the official brochure.

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