Europe and Central Asia

Malta - BirdLife Malta

BirdLife Partner

Founded in 1962
Members: 1500
Staff: 18
57/28, Marina Court, Triq Abate Rigord, Ta' Xbiex, XBX 1120 Malta
+356 21 347 645; +356 21 347 646


Mission of the organisation

BirdLife Malta’s mission is the protection of wild birds and their habitats.

Key Activities                                                                     

  • Campaigning to end illegal hunting and trapping as well as spring hunting on the Maltese Islands
  • Managing three nature reserves and an afforestation project to provide better habitat for birds and wildlife
  • Researching and collecting data (including through bird ringing) on Malta’s birds to enable better conservation
  • Identifying Important Bird Areas so they can be designated as Special Protection Areas under the EU Birds Directive
  • Publishing research and disseminating information about the birds of Malta, including the Breeding Bird Atlases for the Maltese Islands
  • Running the largest conservation project on the Maltese Islands. Together with a number of other BirdLife partners and organisations from different countries, the EU LIFE PanPuffinus! project aims to improve the conservation status of the Yelkouan Shearwater and the Balearic Shearwater in the Mediterranean by addressing threats both at land and sea
  • Connecting children, youths and adults with nature; Engaging with 75% of Maltese primary schools, through Dinja Waħda (One World) environmental education programme