News hunting

Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from...

Mon, 21/02/2011
Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill as a record three flocks totaling around 70 Spoonbills sought shelter in the southeast of Malta from gale force winds.

BirdLife Malta prepares for another illegal...

Mon, 31/01/2011
BirdLife Malta has announced Spring Watch Malta 2011, a conservation camp which forms a crucial part of their fight against the illegal spring hunting that is rife in Malta.

BirdLife office inundated with shot protected...

Mon, 18/10/2010

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife o

Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010
Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week.

BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp - September 2010 Video

Fri, 17/09/2010
Raphael Vassallo joins BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) and the Campaign Against Bird Slaughter (CBAS) on their Raptor Watch camp in the Maltese countryside, monitoring for illegal hunting and trapping.

Malta Spring hunting is unlawful

Fri, 14/05/2010
The new derogation contravenes the requirements of the EU Birds Directive as it clearly fails to satisfy the key conditions required by EU legislation: Turtle Dove Streptopelia turtur and Common Quail Coturnix coturnix are in unfavourable conservation status in Europe and as required by the Commission’s guidance on hunting, no derogation for these species should be allowed.

New spring hunting season in Malta

Thu, 15/04/2010
The shameful decision by the Maltese Government to open the spring hunting season in 2010 is a set back for nature conservation, which is particularly disturbing as 2010 is supposed to be the ‘International Year of Biodiversity’.