European Commission official says Malta has no justification for bird trapping derogations
Finch trapping had to stop when Malta’s exceptional transition period lapsed five years after joining the EU, Brussels official says
'Uphold EU directives on nature and bird protection,' BirdLife tells Bernard Grech
BirdLife Malta CEO Mark Sultana says if PN wants to respect public opinion, it cannot backtrack on its commitment to implement the EU directives 
‘Bounty’ on the heads of invasive species could keep nuisance fish at bay

Lionfish and toadfish species could have both ecological and socio-economic hazards as fish spread to Central Mediterranean 

Lionfish and toadfish species could have both ecological...

New conservation objectives and measures for Marine Protected Areas

Environment Minister and ERA CEO announce public consultation on conservation...

Environment Minister and ERA CEO announce public...

Animal lovers, brave pups and feathered friends to get first ever national awards

Best vets, best farmers, best service dog, best farm animal... the nominations are open!

Best vets, best farmers, best service dog, best farm...

12 colonies of protected corals found in Kalkara creek

ERA clearance for 305 berths only on condition that coral colonies in Kalkara...

ERA clearance for 305 berths only on condition that coral...

Help the bees with the weeds, beekeepers tell local councils

Beekeepers association urges local councils not to remove weeds from rural...

Beekeepers association urges local councils not to remove...

Heatwave prompts warning from animal protection society

First heatwave for summer prompts alert from MSPCA about dogs being at high...

First heatwave for summer prompts alert from MSPCA about...

[WATCH] Hunters insist EU court opinion on trapping is 'unjust, mistaken and discriminatory'

Hunting federation FKNK says trapping is allowed in other countries using the same methods as those used in Malta

Hunting federation FKNK says trapping is allowed in other...

[WATCH] Dolphins show off for paddlers at Fomm ir-Rih

Dolphins leave paddlers awestruck as they join them at Fomm ir-Rih

Dolphins leave paddlers awestruck as they join them at Fomm...

After Armier, authorities target illegally-placed deckchairs from Ta’ Fra Ben

Some 100 deckchairs and over 30 umbrellas were removed from Qawra Point – an area commonly known as Ta’ Fra Ben

Some 100 deckchairs and over 30 umbrellas were removed from...

European hunters stand ground on Maltese trapping after EU Court edges closer to ban

European hunters federation stands its ground faced with ECJ Advocate General’s opinion on trapping in Malta

European hunters federation stands its ground faced...

BirdLife: Maltese government should not open trapping before European Court delivers verdict

“Make no mistake, today is a great success for our country”: BirdLife toasts EU Court’s Advocate General opinion that Malta’s hunting...

“Make no mistake, today is a great success for our...

Bird trapping in Malta could be soon outlawed again after devastating EU court opinion

EU Court’s Advocate General’s opinion is step towards the end of finch trapping because laws “do not respect Malta’s obilgations under...

EU Court’s Advocate General’s opinion is step...

700 tonnes of fish lost in discard, subsistence and recreational catches every year

Unreported catches grew during the late 1980s and 1990, with almost 700 tonnes of fish going unreported in Malta’s statistical system every year for the...

Unreported catches grew during the late 1980s and 1990,...

Hot weather likely cause of Mosta valley fire

A fire that spread through Mosta's Wied tal-Isperanza on Sunday night...

A fire that spread through Mosta's Wied...

Friends of the Earth urges public to support Kalanka Bay’s public domain status

Environmental NGO Friends of the Earth has urged the public to 'save the untouched Kalanka Bay', which is up for public consultation to be...

Environmental NGO Friends of the Earth has urged the public...

State 'duty-bound' to manage water better, says Partit Demokratiku

Climate change management is in murky waters, Partit Demokratiku warns

Climate change management is in murky waters, Partit...

Updated | Court drops case against ornithologist over illegal trapping

Fiona Burrows had been asked by the police to help investigate illegal trapping but ended up in court after the trapper sued her for trespassing 

Fiona Burrows had been asked by the police to help...

Hunters join big game trophy-hunting club

Safari Club International has been criticised for promoting the trophy hunting...

Safari Club International has been criticised for promoting...