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.
Today, BirdLife International released the European Red List of Birds 2021. The Red List reviews the regional extinction risk of 544 bird species in over 50 countries and territories in Europe and follows the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria applied at regional level. Each species extinction risk is evaluated from ‘Least Concern’ to ‘Extinct’.
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.