[IN PICTURES] Falconry in Malta: from king’s tribute to ancient art revived
A 4,000-year-old technique that bonds wild falcons to their masters is part of the fascination with the arcane world of falconry
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
Rare vulture reportedly shot down after disappearing from bird-tracking system

The endangered Egyptian Vulture was last seen in Dingli

The endangered Egyptian Vulture was last seen in Dingli

Points system loosens screws on law-breaking hunters

Hunters spared increased fines on second offences, will not be taken to court...

Hunters spared increased fines on second offences, will not...

Over 1.5 million Gozo bees burnt alive in arson of 28 hives

The aggressor placed tires under the hives and set them on fire

The aggressor placed tires under the hives and set them on...

Gzira duck village razed to the ground over unsanitary conditions

Animal Liberation Malta welcomes decision to close down the duck village,...

Animal Liberation Malta welcomes decision to close down the...

Total of 71 turtle hatchlings emerged from previously undiscovered nest

Documentation of a turtle nest at Ramla l-Ħamra by ERA officials reveals 71 turtle hatchlings emerged successfully

Documentation of a turtle nest at Ramla l-Ħamra by ERA...

[WATCH] 22 loggerhead turtles hatch overnight in Ramla l-Ħamra

22 loggerhead turtles hatch in a surprise discovery by the public • The...

22 loggerhead turtles hatch in a surprise discovery by the...

[WATCH] Eagles shot down during rare record migration •  Suspected hunter in custody

Rare migration of short-toed eagles and booted eagles from Sicily results in a number of the birds of prey shot down and others injured • BirdLife...

Rare migration of short-toed eagles and booted eagles from...

Qawra Point proposed as hunting-free site

Ornis Committee rules that Qawra Point should be a hunting and trapping free...

Ornis Committee rules that Qawra Point should be a hunting...

[WATCH] Hunters attempt to gun down protected eagle

CABS capture moment hunters try to shoot a protected bird in Buskett

CABS capture moment hunters try to shoot a protected bird...

Land Reclamation only if in the national interest – MDA

Malta Developers association says it is against development on reclaimed land...

Malta Developers association says it is against development...

[WATCH] Calm after the storm: 200 tonnes of debris, seaweed expected

Extent of the damage caused by Saturday's powerful storm laid bare •...

Extent of the damage caused by Saturday's powerful...

Nature's fury wreaks havoc across the island • Waves flood Radisson Hotel in St Julian's

MaltaToday photographer Chris Mangion captures waves, whipped up by high winds, lashing the Valletta breakwater • MaltaToday readers send in their...

MaltaToday photographer Chris Mangion captures waves,...

BirdLife reiterates call to authorities as trapping season opens

BirdLife Malta expresses concern over the total of known killed protected birds...

BirdLife Malta expresses concern over the total of known...

[WATCH] Management of Salini Natura 2000 site passed on to BirdLife Malta

Heads of agreement signed with government hands over the management of Salini salt pans to BirdLife Malta

Heads of agreement signed with government hands over the...

Great Barrier Reef pronounced as ‘almost dead’ by scientists

Scientists warn that the Great Barrier Reef is 'on life support' after...

Scientists warn that the Great Barrier Reef is 'on life...

Police receive training in handling shot birds

Malta's state hunting regulator organises training session for police...

Malta's state hunting regulator organises training...

Government’s inaction over hunting season illegalities raises questions

BirdLife Malta CEO Mark Sultana speculates that the government's inaction towards hunting illegalities was related to the upcoming elections; calls for the...

BirdLife Malta CEO Mark Sultana speculates that the...

Juvenile Honey Buzzard roosts in Malta

The bird flew overnight across the Ionian sea, reaching Malta on the 9 October

The bird flew overnight across the Ionian sea, reaching...