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CABS has filmed a group of five men trapping protected turtle doves in a fenced property directly below the Red Tower in Mellieha

AD: No real need for commercial zone in Wied Incita

The green party said that it would make more sense for the applicant to first address the irregularities already present on the site before submitting a proposal

Police officer accompanied poacher on illegal hunting trip

Several birds are still being shot at in the Maltese countryside although the hunting season is closed, environmental NGO CABS warns 

ERA says no to kiosk outside Ta’ Qali animal clinic

The Environment and Resources Authority is objecting to an application for the construction of a kiosk on the grounds of the animal clinic in Ta’ Qali

Tribunal denounces PA’s arbitrary release of documents

A Planning Authority official confirmed that registered objectors to an application only have access to documents made available to the general public

ERA opposes Marsaskala shopping mall, ‘quarry should be reverted to agriculture’

The Environment and Resources Authority is objecting to a commercial and retail complex proposed in a long disused quarry opposite the Marsaskala Family Park

Azerbaijan: Caspian gas and civil society crackdowns

SOCAR will power Maltese homes. To imprisoned political leader Ilgar Mammadov, fossil fuel extraction makes him and other Azerbaijani political prisoners hostages to the Aliyev regime

Rubble wall serving no agricultural purpose refused

The Tribunal considered that the rubble walls served no agricultural purpose since the land was not cultivated

[WATCH] Gozo police shout and scream at Chris Packham, then claim he assaulted landowners

BBC presenter Chris Packham was acquitted of charges of assaulting landowners of a trapping site, as video emerges of Gozo police's disproportionate tactics with conservationist and film crew

[WATCH] BBC presenter Chris Packham cleared of assault, trespass charges

BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham acquitted of assault and trespass after magistrates finds that the prosecution had not presented enough evidence to substantiate the charges

Hotel proposed next to site of ecological importance in Dingli

The Planning Directorate is recommending approval to convert a farm house into a 12-bedroom guesthouse with ancillary facilities

Qawra hotels target coastline for new development

The application includes a proposal to change the use of existing boathouses to store beach furniture and the laying of sunbeds on the beach

Police charge BBC naturalist Chris Packham with insulting bird trappers in Gozo

BBC naturalist Chris Packham was in Gozo to monitor bird trappers when police filed charges against him for allegedly insulting trappers

Shopping mad: Over 107,000 square metres of retail space awaits green light

New commercial projects and megastores could add floor areas of over 107,000 square metres to Malta’s heaving retail business: twice the area of Sliema’s and Valletta’s high streets. Is this a new retail bubble?

Hunter has licence permanently revoked, fined €5,000 for shooting protected bird

A man has had his hunting license permanently revoked and was fined €5,000 after being found guilty of shooting a protected bird last week

On White Rocks, minister pledges ‘good deal or no deal at all’

Chris Cardona refuses to confirm whether White Rocks deal will be reached before election

Updated | FKNK questions CABS presence in police operation

The federation noted that CABS activists have been frequently found to have acted without any authority and therefore illegally

First ever: black-winged kite sighted in Malta

Falcon-sized bird primarily associated with open land and semi-deserts in sub-Saharan Africa and tropical Asia

13 protected birds shot down during spring hunting season

BirdLife Malta says casualties could have been avoided if government had immediately closed the spring hunting season when the first incidents were reported