As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Birdlife Malta seriously concerned at opening of trapping season

In a statement issued today in reaction to government's publication of two legal notices opening a trapping season for finches and another for golden plover and song thrush, Birdlife Malta said it is very disappointed at the Government's decision and insistence of opening another trapping season when the European Court of Justice will soon be deliberating over Malta's defiance. BLM has called on Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella to take immediate action to safeguard migrating wild birds.

BLM said the Government's defiance is an indication of the lack of appreciation in protecting migrating birds, and of its political commitment to respect the treaty signed by Malta when it became an EU member state. A treaty which explicitly banned bird trapping after 2008.

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