12 EAGLES CONFIRMED SHOT IN TWO DAYS on the ISLAND OF MALTA

Short-toed Eagle at Buskett yesterday afternoon Thursday, 24 October 2013 This morning the confirmed body count of eagles shot down by hunters in Malta and Gozo reached 12, after two more of these rare and highly protected birds of prey were killed in front of watching BirdLife Malta volunteers. […]

Maltese hunter fined €4,600 for shooting short-toed eagle

We have just heard that A 24-year-old man from Luqa on the island of Malta was this morning fined €4,600 after he pleaded guilty to hunting a protected bird of prey at is-Salib tall-Gholja last Wednesday. As far as we are aware this is the first time any Maltese court has imposed such a drastic […]

Long-term study examines Western European Bonelli’s Eagle populations

A 30-year study of Bonelli’s Eagle populations in western Europe has revealed that the birds are most at risk in northern Spain, researchers from the University of Barcelona have shown in a new paper.

The species is a characteristic bird of prey of the Mediterranean area, as well as one of the region’s most […]

Maltese Government overhauls hunting regulations and also doubles penalties for wildlife offences.

Birdlife Malta said that another Short-Toed Eagle was shot down near Buskett yesterday morning, adding it said, to a massacre which started in Gozo yesterday afternoon when a flock of raptors crossed the island and continued in Buskett later in the afternoon. […]