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The End of Spring Hunting in Malta?

Thu, 09/04/2015 - 17:40

  By BirdLife MaltaOn April 11th Malta goes to the polls to protect Turtle Doves and QuailsMalta lies along the central Mediterranean flyway and is a critical resting place for many migrating birds on their vo...

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Join BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp and make a real difference to bird conservation

Sat, 21/07/2012 - 07:54

The Raptor Camp, an international camp organised by BirdLife Malta aimed at monitoring illegal hunting of wild birds, will take ...

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European BirdLife Partners take action against European bird crime

Thu, 14/06/2012 - 16:18

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 practic...

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Spring Watch 2012 in Malta

Wed, 11/04/2012 - 13:00

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...

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Music and Migration II : a musical appeal to stop illegal bird killing in Malta

Tue, 15/11/2011 - 09:28

Second Language releases Music and Migration II in support of BirdLife Malta's campaign against illegal bird killing In November 2011, ...

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Thu, 18/08/2011 - 08:21

THE BREEDING BIRDS OF MALTA by Joe Sultana, John J. Borg, Charles Gauci & Victor Falzon With a foreword by  Marco Lambertini, CEO Birdlife International Hardback – 380 pages &nda...

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White Storks hunted down

Fri, 20/05/2011 - 07:54

The largest flock of White Storks ever recorded in Malta shot at from several different locations, as the birds sought overnight shelter in Malta. At least six the 200-strong flock of storks were seen to be shot down, while another injured stork ...

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Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab

Fri, 06/05/2011 - 13:52

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

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Malta spring hunting out of control!

Tue, 03/05/2011 - 13:07

BirdLife Europe, together with its national Partner BirdLife Malta, strongly asked for an immediate suspension of the ongoing spring hunting season in Malta, in order to prevent more protected birds from being killed and i...

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Record number of Spoonbills seeking shelter from storm greeted with gunfire in Malta

Mon, 21/02/2011 - 07:35

Starting last Friday, and continuing into the weekend, illegal hunters have been targeting rare protected Eurasian Spoonbill P...

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BirdLife Malta appoints new Executive Director

Wed, 02/02/2011 - 08:49

BirdLife Malta has announced its appointment of Mr Paul Debono as the organisation’s new Executive Director. A dedicated environmentalist who was previously Greenpeace Mediterranean’s Executive Directo...

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BirdLife Malta prepares for another illegal spring hunt

Mon, 31/01/2011 - 12:02

Spring is around the corner, and with it all kinds of events will be coming to life from our BirdLife Partners. BirdLife Malta has announced Spring Watch Malta 2011, a conservation cam...

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BirdLife office inundated with shot protected birds and illegal hunting reports

Mon, 18/10/2010 - 07:56

Over the last three weeks since the end of BirdLife Malta’s Raptor Camp, the BirdLife office continued to receive shot protect...

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Osprey ringed in Germany found shot in Malta

Wed, 06/10/2010 - 08:39

An Osprey Pandion haliaetus ringed in Germany as part of a conservation project was recovered by the ALE and BirdLife Malta (BirdLife Partner) yesterday afternoon, shortly after being illegally shot in th...

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Maltese hunters have spoonbills in their sights

Fri, 24/09/2010 - 13:14

Malta has been shamed yet again by its illegal bird hunters who have blasted a number of Spoonbills Platalea leucorodia this week which were passing through the islands on migration from Europe to Afr...

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BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp - September 2010 Video

Fri, 17/09/2010 - 08:29

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 tr...

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BirdLife fieldworker assaulted by illegal trapper

Fri, 06/08/2010 - 08:22

A BirdLife Malta fieldworker was physically attacked and injured by an individual illegally trapping waders adjacent to the Salina Bird Sanctuary.The fieldworker was punched in the face and suffer...

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Malta Spring hunting is unlawful

Fri, 14/05/2010 - 06:00

On 9 April the Maltese government announced its decision to open the spring hunting season in 2010. BirdLife International and BirdLife Malta believe that the decision contravenes the EU legislation and stresses that Malta has alr...

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