03 May '11, 1pm

Malta spring hunting out of control!: BirdLife Europe, together with its national Partner BirdLife Malta, strong...

Malta spring hunting out of control!: BirdLife Europe, together with its national Partner BirdLife Malta, strong...

Despite the Maltese government’s commitment on enforcement, it cannot be seen that, compared to previous years, illegal bird shooting had been reduced. On the contrary, evidence collected by BirdLife Malta indicates that this years’ open season is leading to a significant increase in protected birds being killed compared to previous years: In 2008, 2009 and 2010, when virtually no spring hunting was allowed in the country, the numbers of killed protected birds that were recovered by BirdLife Malta in comparable periods of time were much lower: only 1, 7, and 5 respectively.

Full article: http://www.birdlife.org/community/2011/05/malta-spring-hu...

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Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany for rehab: A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe's most-endangered bir...

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birdlife.org 06 May '11, 2pm

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe’s most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabili...

Endangered bird shot in Malta, flown to Germany...

birdlife.org 06 May '11, 11am

A Pallid Harrier, one of Europe’s most-endangered birds of prey, which was shot in Malta, was sent to Germany for rehabili...