Established in 1962, BirdLife Malta is the oldest environmental organisation in Malta, committed to the protection of wild birds and their habitats.
BirdLife Malta manages four nature reserves in Malta, runs a series of environmental education programmes and manages several EU LIFE-funded research projects. We continuously work to limit illegal hunting across the Maltese Islands and enhance protection for our environment, which thanks to our efforts has seen the first eight marine Special Protection Areas (SPAs) for Malta.
“Thank you BirdLife Malta, for helping us with our bird!” – a thank you note from Limoni Armatys and her mother, Simone, who sought assistance from BirdLife Malta about a Blue Rock-thrush (Malta’s national bird) which was regularly visiting their private residence to feed her young after breeding there.
The European Turtle-dove – a familiar and beloved bird widespread in culture and folklore – is now Vulnerable to extinction. But not everyone is listening to its cry for help. Discover the threats it faces and the action underway to protect it in our free webinar on Wednesday 11th August, 14:30 CET.
Close to where I live in Cambridgeshire, in the East of England, is one of my favourite nature reserves – Ouse Fen. It is a classic reedbed with bitterns booming and marsh harrier gliding gracefully overhead.