Help stop illegal hunting in Malta

By BirdLife.Malta, Wed, 19/01/2011 - 14:56
Illegal hunting is a widespread and serious problem in Malta, with poachers specifically targeting protected birds including raptors (birds of prey) and Herons as well as rarer visitors to the islands. This persecution reaches its peak during migration periods, when large numbers of raptors, herons and other protected species are killed by poachers. To counter these illegalities BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) will this year be running Spring Watch conservation camp between the 10th and 24th April. The camp will monitor bird migration, maintain a strong presence in the countryside to deter the illegal killing and trapping of wild birds, and report illegalities to the police. BirdLife Malta is calling for volunteers to help save migrating birds by joining Spring Watch 2011. Read more about Spring Watch 2011 on BirdLife Malta's website here, or on BirdLife Malta's Facebook page here.

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I live on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia and was involved in the local Forestry Department's fight to save our endemic parrot (Amazona versicolor) when its numbers dropped to an unsustainable level. Now, in spite of continued loss of habitat and nesting sites by hurricanes and human encroachment their population has increased and it is expanding its territory. It saddens me that Malta with its history of destroying large numbers of birds on their migratory flights from one country to another, still has a problem with the trapping and killing of endangered wildlife.

MATAR , MATAR , MATAR . ES LO UNICO QUE HACE EL SER HUMANO CON PLACER . ES ESPANTOSO . CAZAR ES INMORAL , CRUEL , SACA LO PEOR DE LAS PERSONAS . LOS ANIMALES SON NUESTROS COMPAÑEROS . ¿NUNCA VAMOS A DEJAR DE HACERLES DAÑO ?

dont forget this is the country that shot the maltese falcon to extintion they have still the same mindset write to your mep and ask them to raise this in the european parliment

Stop hunting ! God hates People who dose this. If you want too see your next life he had said;-/

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