Poachers threaten bird monitors and tourists as illegal trapping intensifies
Bird conservationists CABS report large-scale and widespread illegal trapping on Maltese and Gozo coasts
Changes to Malta trapping season risks referral to EU court – BirdLife
This year’s changes to trapping season based on trappers’ demands, not facts, says BirdLife Malta
Hunters get Ornis to recommend spring hunting season, but decision hits legal snag

Wild Birds Regulation Unit says it wil have to recommend a decision to open the spring hunting season to the environment minister, as well as Gozo minister...

Wild Birds Regulation Unit says it wil have to recommend a...

BirdLife International CEO calls on PM not to open spring hunting season

‘I wish you could listen to the plea of thousands of supporters of nature and BirdLife Malta and decide not to open the season’

‘I wish you could listen to the plea of thousands of...

Despite COVID-19 fears, Cabinet considers allowing spring hunting season

Cabinet requests urgent meeting of Ornis Committee, ‘Opening season would be most irresponsible act by PM’ says BirdLife  

Cabinet requests urgent meeting of Ornis Committee,...

BirdLife tells government: 'it'd be absurd to allow spring hunting during COVID crisis'

Spring hunting derogation calls for seven police officers per 1,000 hunters, which in the circumstances is impossible, the NGO says

Spring hunting derogation calls for seven police officers...

Hunters want Gozo minister to open spring season without Ornis consultation

BirdLife: ‘Prime Minister should not open spring hunting season, hunters are not a privileged section of society’

BirdLife: ‘Prime Minister should not open spring...

[WATCH] Police to press charges against poacher using semi-automatic sniper rifle

Poacher using sniper rifle identified by police after CABS monitoring teams films man hunting off-season

Poacher using sniper rifle identified by police after CABS...

[WATCH] Birds shot down by hunters in Malta take to the skies once again

Watch this footage of a Marsh Harrier and a Night Heron taking to the skies once again after they were both recovered during this year’s spring...

Watch this footage of a Marsh Harrier and a Night Heron...

CABS films 'gang' of five turtle dove trappers in Mellieha

CABS has filmed a group of five men trapping protected turtle doves in a...

CABS has filmed a group of five men trapping protected...

[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...

BBC presenter Chris Packham was acquitted of charges of...

[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...

BBC Springwatch presenter Chris Packham acquitted of...

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

BBC naturalist Chris Packham was in Gozo to monitor bird...

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

A man has had his hunting license permanently revoked and...

Updated | FKNK questions CABS presence in police operation

The federation noted that CABS activists have been frequently found to have...

The federation noted that CABS activists have been...

First ever: black-winged kite sighted in Malta

Falcon-sized bird primarily associated with open land and semi-deserts in...

Falcon-sized bird primarily associated with open land and...

13 protected birds shot down during spring hunting season

BirdLife Malta says casualties could have been avoided if government had...

BirdLife Malta says casualties could have been avoided if...

25 illegally trapped turtle doves seized in Gozo

25 turtle doves were released back into the wild by police in Gozo after a...

25 turtle doves were released back into the wild by police...

[WATCH] Herons rest in Malta before heading to Europe

On their way from Africa, herons stop in Malta before their passage into Europe

On their way from Africa, herons stop in Malta before their...

Environment minister recommends Wied Ghomor as public domain site

Environment minister Josè Herrera has recommended Wied Ghomor to be...

Environment minister Josè Herrera has recommended...