CABS slams ‘unofficial’ spring hunting of turtle doves as court case remains pending
The Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) says hunters have been observed hunting in forested areas associated with the turtle dove, despite a court injunction prohibiting the...
Hunting derogation flies in face of Birds Directive, EU task force says
European Commission task force on Birds and Habitats Directive says Malta derogation from EU ban on hunting in spring “is contrary to the Birds Directive”
Poachers in Malta being given free rein to trap during closed season, activists say

German bird conservationists CABS says illegal bird trapping ‘up by 35%’ as 13 poachers caught red-handed

German bird conservationists CABS says illegal bird...

Illegalities during spring hunting season will not be tolerated, FKNK warns

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation warned hunters that any illegalities during spring hunting season, which commences this Sunday, could...

The Federation for Hunting and Conservation warned hunters...

‘Shambles’ of a system: over 6,500 hunters claim they caught just 128 quail

BirdLife decries self-reporting system: “Only 14% of licenced hunters and trappers bothered to participate in recording the number of birds killed”

BirdLife decries self-reporting system: “Only 14% of...

Mount Etna slowly sliding towards Mediterranean Sea

Study shows volcano is sliding to the sea at rate of 14mm a year, or 1.4 metres...

Study shows volcano is sliding to the sea at rate of 14mm a...

MEPs to request plenary debate on spring hunting in Malta

MEP Anja Hazekamp is calling on the European Commission to open an infringement...

MEP Anja Hazekamp is calling on the European Commission to...

Despite decrease in Maltese farmers, more groundwater is being extracted

The policy makes it clear that the extraction of groundwater by farmers is no longer 'tenable' but falls short of any pricing mechanism penalising...

The policy makes it clear that the extraction of...

[WATCH] Joseph Muscat admits better enforcement needed in hunting season

The Prime Minister acknowledged that enforcement during the last hunting season was unsatisfactory and has urged the Ornis Committee to take all necessary...

The Prime Minister acknowledged that enforcement during the...

[WATCH] BirdLife Malta toying with second spring hunting referendum

Environment NGO BirdLife Malta is being pressured to consider another...

Environment NGO BirdLife Malta is being pressured to...

Trees planted by hunters vandalised overnight

Trees planted by hunters' federation FKNK were pulled from the roots...

Trees planted by hunters' federation FKNK were...

Spring hunting season dates raise BirdLife's ire

The Ornis Committee has recommended a spring hunting season for quail between 5...

The Ornis Committee has recommended a spring hunting season...

[WATCH] Bulebel Industrial Estate expansion threatens honey production

Zejtun beekeeper Andre Seychell concerned loss of carob trees due to suggested development would severely impact bees in the area

Zejtun beekeeper Andre Seychell concerned loss of carob...

150 trees to be planted at L-Ahrax tal-Mellieha

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Clint Camilleri attended an activity in...

Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture Clint Camilleri...

[WATCH] Extension of Bulebel industrial estate would cause disastrous increase in flooding

Maltese painted frog would be further disturbed by the development and flooding would increase, NGO warns

Maltese painted frog would be further disturbed by the...

MP claims photographs prove illegal tuna pens still in place

Photographs passed on to MaltaToday by PD MP Godfrey Farrugia appear to show 21...

Photographs passed on to MaltaToday by PD MP Godfrey...

BirdLife refused access to data on more than 8,000 bird trapping sites in Malta

Over 40% of trapping sites reported by BirdLife were found to have been unregistered and illegal • Denial of access to environmental information in breach...

Over 40% of trapping sites reported by BirdLife were found...

Sharp decrease in micro-chipping of pets

MSPCA survey estimates over 56,000 dogs are kept as pets in Malta and that almost all household dogs and cats in Malta are neutered

MSPCA survey estimates over 56,000 dogs are kept as pets in...

[WATCH] Rare footage of the Antarctic seafloor ‘carpeted with life’

First submarine footage from Greenpeace submarine captures Antarctic seafloor ‘carpeted with life’

First submarine footage from Greenpeace submarine captures...

[WATCH] Penguin hitchhikes a ride aboard research boat

An inquisitive penguin jumps onto the dinghy of an Australian research team and...

An inquisitive penguin jumps onto the dinghy of an...