Malta approves 500 turtle dove quota, three times average shot in last five years
Maltese government ignores warnings from European Commission that turtle dove is seriously endangered
Brussels orders hunting quotas for turtle dove to be cut by 50%
Ornis must discuss legal notice on EC decision to reduce turtle dove quotas, BirdLife welcomes protection to the declining species 
[WATCH] Maltese architects propose aggressive afforestation plan for Malta

This is how the Inwadar national park in Marsaskala could look like as 25 architectural firms propose series of designated afforestation plans for Malta

This is how the Inwadar national park in Marsaskala could...

Vulture conservation groups demands criminal action over alleged Egyptian vulture killing

Two European conservation groups have written to the Prime Minister asking that the crime be punished

Two European conservation groups have written to the Prime...

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...

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,...

BirdLife tells government: 'it'd be absurd to allow spring hunting during COVID crisis'

Spring hunting derogation calls for seven police officers per 1,000 hunters, which in the circumstances is impossible, the NGO says

Spring hunting derogation calls for seven police officers...

Hunters want Gozo minister to open spring season without Ornis consultation

BirdLife: ‘Prime Minister should not open spring hunting season, hunters are not a privileged section of society’

BirdLife: ‘Prime Minister should not open spring...

[WATCH] Police to press charges against poacher using semi-automatic sniper rifle

Poacher using sniper rifle identified by police after CABS monitoring teams films man hunting off-season

Poacher using sniper rifle identified by police after CABS...

Poachers take advantage of reduced police presence to control illegal trapping – CABS

‘Illegal trapping is rampant everywhere and the poachers know A.L.E. have no resources to catch them’, CABS says

‘Illegal trapping is rampant everywhere and the...

[WATCH] Stunning find inside Knights’ fort used to illegally trap protected birds

Drones uncover illegal trapping sites inside government-owned Fort Ricasoli where dozens of protects birds were caged

Drones uncover illegal trapping sites inside...

BirdLife will not engage with ‘minister for hunting’ Clint Camilleri

BirdLife says removal of hunting policy from environment minister is illegal

BirdLife says removal of hunting policy from environment...

Limited access keeps Fomm ir-Rih clean

Fomm ir-Rih: the only beach where most litter comes from the sea

Fomm ir-Rih: the only beach where most litter comes from...

Bee-savers seek 4,500 signatures for petition to create bee-friendly environment

Friends of the Earth Malta collecting 4,500 signatures in Europe-wide initiative for a healthy, bee-friendly environment 

Friends of the Earth Malta collecting 4,500 signatures...

Malta’s hunters want President’s backing to curtail power to call abrogative referenda

Hunting fraternity has petition backed by 104,000 signatures demanding a stop to voters demanding referendum when they collect petition of 10% of voters

Hunting fraternity has petition backed by 104,000...

Fishing lines, nylon and hooks major cause of turtle deaths in Malta

Most of the 161 turtles found stranded on the Maltese coast between 2012 and...

Most of the 161 turtles found stranded on the Maltese coast...