Herpetologist sounds warning over falling chameleon numbers
British naturalist Nick Dobbs tells MATTHEW VELLA he believes chameleon numbers have fallen in Malta over three decades of observing the docile reptile during night counts
17 loggerhead turtles hatch in Ġnejna
Loggerhead turtles hatch for the second time this season, after another 32 turtles hatched from another nest at Ramla l-Ħamra, in Gozo last week
‘Lights out for Dwejra stars’, objectors fume at restaurant’s al fresco permit from PA

Permit issued for lights on Dwejra restaurant, which got permit in 2007 disguised as ‘interpretation centre’. Now it will expand again

Permit issued for lights on Dwejra restaurant, which got...

BirdLife Malta records good year for breeding birds

BirdLife Malta Conservation Manager Nicholas Barbara said that the breeding...

BirdLife Malta Conservation Manager Nicholas Barbara said...

Witness the spectacle of Malta’s shearwater birds up close and at sea

A nature spectacle not to be missed: BirdLife Malta’s annual shearwater boat trips are set to take place again

A nature spectacle not to be missed: BirdLife Malta’s...

[WATCH] Balloons will be banned from public events in strategy to eliminate single-use plastic

A new strategy is proposing a list of measures including increased excise duty on plastic carrier bags and restrictions on items like straws and cotton buds...

A new strategy is proposing a list of measures including...

[WATCH] Black Kite shot down over Addolorata cemetery after hunting season closes

The total number of known illegally shot protected species in 2019 now stands at 36

The total number of known illegally shot protected species...

Malta’s 200 beekeepers suffer funding loss due to ‘copy-paste’ EU rules

Maltese beekeepers are losing out on a €125 per bee box subsidy from the EU because of laws that apply to larger member states

Maltese beekeepers are losing out on a €125 per bee...

Emergency from inside the world of the Maltese honey bee

Meet the beesavers: they are taking starving honey bees out of urban zones so...

Meet the beesavers: they are taking starving honey bees out...

[WATCH] Keeping watch on Maltese hunters, from the break of dawn

Every morning, BirdLife officials patrol popular hunting spots, searching for...

Every morning, BirdLife officials patrol popular hunting...

‘Sputnik traps’ being used to trap Turtle Doves by Gozitan poachers

Poacher watchdog CABS finds massive vertical mist nest of 100 square metres 

Poacher watchdog CABS finds massive vertical mist nest of...

[WATCH] BirdLife anticipating ‘open season’ on turtle dove, as quail hunting season opens

The NGO has released a video explaining the differences between quail which can be legally hunted and turtle dove, the hunting of which is illegal

The NGO has released a video explaining the differences...

[WATCH] 500 killifish specially bred for threatened saline marshland in Marsaskala

500 new hatches of killifish were especially bred to populate the threatened il-Magħluq in Marsaskala after the endemic fish dwindled to just five pairs...

500 new hatches of killifish were especially bred to...

BirdLife: Opening spring hunting season will put Malta back into EU court

BirdLife and hunting lobby to meet in Ornis committee over request to lift moratorium on hunting of turtle dove in spring

BirdLife and hunting lobby to meet in Ornis committee over...

Maltese hunters claim they will shoot less birds if spring moratorium is lifted

Hunting federation FKNK demands two-week hunting season in spring and pledges not to exceed 7,000 bag limit for turtle dove

Hunting federation FKNK demands two-week hunting season in...

[WATCH] Puma owner posts Facebook video of controversial enclosure

Owner of puma shows off enclosure on Facebook video after animal rights groups...

Owner of puma shows off enclosure on Facebook video after...

[WATCH] At the first signs of spring, BirdLife extends opening hours of nature reserves

The first small flocks of barn swallows are a sign of the start of the spring bird migration over Malta

The first small flocks of barn swallows are a sign of...

[WATCH] Barn owls set to return to the Maltese wild, parliamentary secretary says

After five NGOs received financial aid to promote the conservation of wild birds, Parliamentary Secretary for Animal Rights Clint Camilleri inaugurated the...

After five NGOs received financial aid to promote the...

Fate of Killifish main concern during PA meeting on Magħluq dredging

Dredging works are needed at Marsaskala’s Magħluq to improve water...

Dredging works are needed at Marsaskala’s Magħluq to...

Rift in lobby as St Hubert Hunters express support for wildlife crime unit

FKNK says St Hubert Hunters are not supporting turtle dove season over fears of abusive hunting

FKNK says St Hubert Hunters are not supporting turtle dove...