French bird trapping debacle in EU court could have Malta effect
A European Court of Justice decision on bird trapping in France could have an effect on Malta’s demands to derogate from the European ban on bird trapping
[WATCH] Poachers shoot down Black Kite on its way north for breeding season
“Proof of the rampant illegal hunting taking place across Malta unfortunately is no exception but the norm,” says BirdLife CEO Mark Sultana
Whales in the Mediterranean: more common than you think

Biologist Alan Deidun explains why whales in the Mediterranean are more common...

Biologist Alan Deidun explains why whales in the...

BirdLife Malta receiving non-stop reports of illegal hunting

One of the latest victims to be photographed is an Osprey with evident blood...

One of the latest victims to be photographed is an Osprey...

Illegal hunting of turtle-doves dominates start of spring hunting season

BirdLife Malta raises the alarm less than a week since the spring hunting season was opened, and illegal hunting is already rampant

BirdLife Malta raises the alarm less than a week since the...

Spring hunting is wrong for more than one reason

To allow hunters out with guns on public land during a pandemic that is forcing...

To allow hunters out with guns on public land during a...

Migration of ducks, the harbingers of spring | Charles Coleiro

The first significant passage of birds heading north takes place between...

The first significant passage of birds heading north takes...

[IN PICTURES] The glorious months of spring bird migration

Bird migration is without doubt one of the most spectacular events in a...

Bird migration is without doubt one of the most spectacular...

[WATCH] Hunters flout turtle-dove ban, footage catches poachers red-handed

Unabated hunting on turtle-doves in Mizieb, WBRU refuses to reply how many Quail reported caught so far

Unabated hunting on turtle-doves in Mizieb, WBRU refuses to...

Three cases of illegal turtle dove hunting recorded on Monday, CABS says

Two hunters were arrested after illegally shooting turtle dove in Selmun

Two hunters were arrested after illegally...

[WATCH] Quail hunting is smokescreen for poachers shooting turtle dove, BirdLife says

BirdLife Malta writes to European Commissioner for the Environment Virginijus Sinkevičius for action to be taken against the violation of the EU Birds...

BirdLife Malta writes to European Commissioner for the...

Malta’s bottlenose dolphin population estimated at 79

No dolphins accidentally caught by fishermen, official statistics say

No dolphins accidentally caught by fishermen, official...

From kestrels to hoopoes, protected birds are being shot every day

BirdLife has received at least one injured or dead protected bird every day...

BirdLife has received at least one injured or dead...

Social distancing sends the humans away, and brings out the mice to play

Rise of the Planet of the Pests: As social distancing drives people to their homes, vermin and cockroaches are emerging from the shadows

Rise of the Planet of the Pests: As social distancing...

Opening spring hunting in pandemic ‘unfair to Maltese and Gozitans’ – BirdLife

While people asked to stay indoors due to COVID-19 pandemic, 1% of population get to roam country to shoot birds

While people asked to stay indoors due to COVID-19...

Over 6,000 hunters to storm Maltese countryside, with 42 officers monitoring

A total of 6,148 hunters will be eligible to hunt during the spring in Malta between 10-30 April, despite an EU ban on hunting during this season

A total of 6,148 hunters will be eligible to hunt during...

Independent newspapers join eNGOs calling on PM not to open spring hunting season

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis where all of society is asked to stay indoors unless exceptionally necessary, the eNGOs are insisting that it is outrageous...

Amidst the COVID-19 crisis where all of society is asked to...

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,...