BirdLife Malta works to stay up-to-date on any changes or introductions of policy which may affect the environment and wildlife. We strive to ensure our environment and the species that inhabit it receive the best possible protection for long term sustainability.
As part of this work, we react to public consultations on developments, policies, strategies, laws, and other regulatory measures that the Government publishes in order to identify and evaluate potential impact on these ecosystems and on citizens living in surrounding areas. We actively raise potential concerns over planned developments we want to prevent to decrease the likelihood of pollution, damage, or destruction of the natural environment in the future.
Policy on an EU level
As a member of the BirdLife International network, we maintain regular communication with our partner in Brussels to support our advocacy work on topics of environmental importance on both a national and EU level. We also attend task force meetings with all European BirdLife partners to share valuable knowledge, experience and updates on ongoing projects. During the Maltese EU Presidency in 2017, we utilised this opportunity to cooperate with national NGOs to strengthen local partnerships and to influence decision-making with a common voice through direct communication with relevant stakeholders.
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You can stay up-to-date on our policy work by reading our latest reactions and position papers below.
Reactions to public consultations
BirdLife Malta reacts to Public Consultations of Planning Applications, Government and European Policies, Plans and Strategy Papers including industrial, commercial and individual (such as housing) development applications that have an impact on the natural environment. Due to our experience in the field of working towards preserving the Maltese natural environment – including terrestrial and marine ecosystems – BirdLife Malta alongside with other Maltese environmental organisations are invited to react to public consultations within three weeks of opening the call.
BirdLife Malta comments as part of the public consultation on the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) for the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Operational Programme 2021-2027
Representation regarding application PA 07577/21 to restore rubble walls and install timber gates in a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) and a Special Protection Area (SPA) in the coastal area of Żurrieq
Comments on PA 03853/20 – Proposed reconstruction and extension of existing concrete quay, repair to existing arm, reconstruction of existing two slipways and replacement of existing concrete pavement