News malta

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.

Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real...

Sat, 21/07/2012

The Raptor Camp, an international camp organised by BirdLife M

European BirdLife Partners take action against...

Thu, 14/06/2012
Across Europe, birds suffer from a wide range of persecution: illegal poisoning shooting, trapping, and the theft of chicks for the bird trade are common practices. Recently, five European countries were confronted with cases of illegal killing. The common, even if illegal, practice of using poison baits to eradicate carnivores and rodents causes huge damage to wildlife as well as to livestock and crops. In some cases it can explain the decline of specific bird populations in Europe. Moreover, the poisons used are usually unnecessarily strong and often illegal.

Spring Watch 2012 in Malta

Wed, 11/04/2012
Spring Watch 2012, an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta every spring aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take place this year between 15th and 30th April. The event coincides, as always, with the peak spring migration and consequently the highest illegal hunting and trapping activity.

Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop...

Tue, 15/11/2011
UK/DK Music label 'Second Language' releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing


Thu, 18/08/2011
In August, BirdLife Malta has sent out a new book titled "Breeding Birds of malta". The aim of this publication is to review and update the status of the breeding birds of Malta, and to present a historical overview.

White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011
A flock of 200 White Storks in Malta were shot at from several different locations, in spite of BirdLife Malta's efforts.

Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany...

Fri, 06/05/2011
A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabilitation at the end of April, by BirdLife Malta.

Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011
BirdLife calls for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta.

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 appoints new Executive Director

Wed, 02/02/2011
BirdLife Malta has announced its appointment of Mr Paul Debono as the organisation’s new Executive Director.

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

Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010
An Osprey ringed in Germany by NABU (BirdLife Partner) as part of a conservation project was recovered by the ALE and BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) yesterday afternoon, shortly after being illegally shot in the Salina Bird Sanctuary.

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.