News Malta

Nimrod Mifsud, a BirdLife Malta volunteer for over ten years and their 2018 Nature's Hero

The hero working to make Malta's skies safe...

Thu, 28/06/2018
Nature's Hero Nimrod Mifsud, a BirdLife Malta volunteer for over ten years, has shown passion and drive in his efforts to help birds migrating over Malta leave safely without persecution

Help disoriented Yelkouan Shearwater fledglings!

Thu, 28/06/2018

At this time of year, young Yelkouan Shearwaters leave their nests at night to train th

Give your organisation a boost: the Capacity...

Fri, 01/06/2018
Our Capacity Development Fund is offering a range of grants for different sizes and types of project. If you think your organisation would benefit from improved organisational design, management and professional development for staff, then read on...

Data on Maltese bird trapping kept under wraps

Mon, 29/01/2018

BirdLife Malta was refused access to data about more than 8,000 sites where tra

The Bird Bulletin - vol. 17

Fri, 03/11/2017
Today's Bird Bulletin brings you updates on the Willow tit in the UK, the Bald Ibis in the Mediterranean and our plan to save African-Eurasian vultures by 2029.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 13

Fri, 15/09/2017
The summer is over, the kids are back in school and our Bird Bulletin is back bringing you beak-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 12

Fri, 23/06/2017
Science fiction or science fact? Read today's Bird Bulletin for tales of alien invasions and visions of the future!

'Mighty oaks from little acorns grow'

Fri, 23/06/2017
Our partners BirdLife Cyprus, BirdLife Malta and LIPU (Italy) have worked together very productively in the initial phases of a project to reduce illegal trapping of birds in the Mediterranean.

The Bird Bulletin - Vol. 6

Fri, 05/05/2017
Welcome to the latest edition of The Bird Bulletin – our Friday news brief with bite-sized updates from across Europe & Central Asia.

Mute Swans make the Maltese headlines

Wed, 01/02/2017
Jessica Irwin fills us in on the latest ‘celebrity’ sensation to grip Malta – a flock of Mute Swans that have sought refuge from the recent cold snap.

Malta’s commitment to protect marine life

Wed, 13/07/2016
Discover threatened seabirds and the LIFE projects that protect them on this tiny Mediterranean island nation.

Malta’s first marine Special Protection Areas...

Wed, 29/06/2016
Eight new locations will help protect endangered and declining seabirds in the country.

Malta misses a chance to end spring hunting of...

Mon, 13/04/2015

On Saturday 11th April, Maltese citizens lost the opportunity to put

A member of the Malta Spring Watch looks out for signs of illegal killing (David Tipling)

Spring Watch Malta looking to ensure a safe...

Mon, 03/03/2014

Although it is still early in the year, in the southern Mediterranean early signs of sp

School children petition Maltese Environment Minister to protect the environment around the clock

School children petition Maltese Environment...

Thu, 11/07/2013
During the month of May children from nine primary schools in Malta expressed their environmental concerns to the Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, in the annual “Dear Minister” event, for schools participating in BirdLife Malta and Bank of Valletta’s Dinja Waħda environmental education programme.

BirdLife Malta acts on illegal hunting

Wed, 17/04/2013
Following electoral pledges designed to woo hunters’ votes the new Maltese government has further relaxed the hunting legislation in a country sadly famed for its rampant illegal killing of birds. This worsens the situation created by the issuing of yet another derogation that allows a spring hunting season, even longer this year, in violation with the EU Birds Directive.

Exemptions to EU law cause wildlife damage in...

Wed, 19/12/2012
Despite condemnation from the European Court of Justice and repeated warnings from the European Commission, Malta seems to be determined to continue ignoring EU laws on the regulation of hunting. BirdLife Europe asks the European Commission to finally take decisive action.