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Off to Malta, back next week

Next week I’m travelling to Malta with the League Against Cruel Sports and one of my heroes – Bill Oddie OBE. I have to say I’m not looking forward to it. Migrant birds should be passing in huge numbers and […]

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BirdLife Malta: Legality of spring hunting under fire in Malta and Brussels

Ironic, isn't it, that while a trio of birdwatchers are putting themselves through pain and discomfort to raise awareness about the rapid decline of the Turtle Dove,

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Malta: Death toll mounts as eagle massacre continues

More utterly disgraceful and inexcusable behaviour from the useless hunters of southern Europe's most notorious killing-fields. How nice it would be to be able to report something positive

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Juv Osprey tagged in Corsica and killed in Malta

Yet another protected raptor on migration reaches the blood-stained archipelago of Malta only to be killed. Yet again conservationists in one part of Europe work to help

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BirdLife Malta: two short podcasts from British Birdfair 2013

The following two short podcasts were recorded at the BirdLife Malta stand at the British Birdfair 2013, where it was my privilege to talk to two men

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Disgraceful: Malta legislates in favour of killing roosting birds

Malta, the bloody archipelago, already has a reputation amongst birders, conservation organisations, and welfare groups as the place in Europe that migrating birds go to die. Despite years

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BirdLife Malta: Government obstructing spring hunting report?

Press-release from BirdLife Malta, Friday 2nd August


  • BirdLife Malta has today sent an urgent communication to the European Commission concerning the government’s failure to make available vital

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BirdLife Malta Raptor Camp: Open for volunteers

Brief information about Raptor Camp 2013:

The dates of the camp are 15th - 30th September

Camp participants help to monitor the countryside to record any

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BirdLife Malta: Extending hunting curfew will save more birds

Press-release from Birdlife Malta on extending a hunting curfew in autumn to protect migrating raptors from being illegally shot - a proposal inevitably shot at by Malta's


Malta’s hunters are killing birds in South America

Say 'Malta' to many birders and conservationists and the first image that comes to mind is of men casually swinging guns skyward to blast birds migrating over what


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