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The hero working to make Malta's skies safe for migrant birds | BirdLife

The hero working to make Malta's skies safe for migrant birds | BirdLife

Nimrod Mifsud, BirdLife Malta's newly nominated Nature's Hero, made headlines in the international press in 2014. With Nimrod's assistance, British naturalist and broadcaster Chris Packham was making a documentary on Malta's controversial spring hunting of migrant birds. While Nimrod and the BBC crew were making their way along a public footpath through land claimed for exclusive use by hunters, he was arrested and charged with trespassing, after allegedly being abused and threatened. He had to wait until the autumn of 2017 before he was cleared of all charges. By then, Nimrod was also well known to visitors to the RSPB's Loch Garten reserve in Scotland, where he spent the summers of 2015 and 2016 as a volunteer warden monitoring the famous Ospreys. As Nimrod wrote in his blog: “My home is always close to my heart, not least because of the thousands of migrating birds we h...

Full article: https://www.birdlife.org/europe-and-central-asia/news/her...

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