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All articles • 'hunting and trapping'
Hunting: CABS film another buzzard gunned down, 50 illegal bird callers found
Environment 24-09

At least five hunters were seen hunting in the Gebel Ciantar where the bird fell down. Police arrived 45 minutes after CABS alerted headquarters.

After illegal hunting, FKNK offers reward for information
National 18-09

Hunters’ lobby FKNK says illegal hunting and trapping activity causing ‘irreparable harm’ to ‘genuine’ hunters and trappers as number of illegally shot birds soars

Updated | Swimmer says hunters shot down at him to kill Honey Buzzard
Court & Police 17-09

Hunters nearly killed Steve Haston and his colleague when they shot three honey buzzards while the two were snorkelling • BirdLife Malta urges government to take action

European Commission tells Maltese hunters out-of-court settlement on finch trapping not possible
National 07-09

Hunters meet Karmenu Vella: “Commission incessantly targeting its smallest member state despite all tremendous efforts to conform with Birds Directive.”

CABS dismantles 10 illegal bird callers with police
Environment 26-04

CABS hits back at FKNK statements, dismantles illegal bird callers with the police

Update 2 | Europe ‘asking questions’ about Malta’s spring hunting season
National 23-04

BirdLife claims European Commission have asked government for scientific justification behind this year’s spring hunting season • CABS says EU-wide hunting ban on turtle dove will be proposed • WBRU accuses BirdLife of 'misleading the public' 

Hunters: ‘Overwhelming support for trophy hunting in the European Parliament’
Europe 20-04

Metsola: ‘Firearms collectors are not terrorists; the EU should not confuse the two’

PM must close hunting season – BirdLife
Environment 20-04

Illegal hunting on protected birds clear sign for the Prime Minister to close the hunting season – BirdLife Malta

Hunter charged with shooting protected birds
Court & Police 15-04

The man was arraigned in court after killing Montagu's harriers

Spring hunting opens with reduced quota, BirdLife insists scientific advice ignored
Environment 15-03

Spring hunting season for turtle dove and quail to open on 17 April

Hunters welcome Ornis committee’s recommendation to open spring hunt
National 27-02

Kaccaturi San Ubertu recommends ‘precautionary reduction’ in daily hunting hours for turtledove

New digital system to replace live-capturing hunting license
National 13-01

Roderick Galdes announces changes to hunting licensing system aimed at ‘reducing bureaucracy’, while Birdlife Malta lament the loss of the "useful statistic tool" that was the carnet de chasse system

AD want Brussels to stop bird trapping pending court action
National 18-10

‘Government’s commitment on nature protection is zero’, Green Party says

Trapping season will start 20 October despite EU court action
Environment 16-10

Environment ministry issues legal notices for trapping season and bag limits

Gozitan gets record €8,000 fine for illegal trapping
Court & Police 13-10

Trapper receives lifetime ban on hunting and trapping licence

MEPs call on Vella to take action against Maltese government on hunting
Europe 10-10

89 MEPs urge Karmenu Vella to take urgent action against Maltese government on hunting and trapping

European hunters say Malta trapping numbers too small for ban
Environment 29-09

European Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation (FACE) says Birds Directive allows Malta to retain trapping season

Hunters condemn shooting of protected birds as pictures emerge of shot Spoonbill
Environment 23-09

Illegal hunting ‘solicits application of maximum penalties for any transgressors’

Hunters’ boss claims Malta can win EU court battle for bird trapping
National 23-09

Joe Perici Calascione insists that Malta can derogate from the EU’s trapping ban under the conditions set by the Birds Directive, the EU law that bans trapping.

Protected Hoopoe found shot near Fawwara
Environment 17-09

The Committee Against Bird Slaughteralso reported that last Friday its teams observed a Short-toed Eagle being shot down at the southern end of the Dingli cliffs

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