Malta:Short-toed eagle believed shot as Autumn hunting ban remains in force

A number of shots were fired near a roosting rare Short-Toed Eagle early on 30 September and the bird has not been seen since, BirdLife said.

The bird, which was first sighted on Sunday afternoon flying down to rest on rocks along the Dwejra Lines before settling in nearby trees to roost.


BirdLife Malta slams MEPA’s unprofessionalism and double standards on bird conservation.

Today it has been announced from Malta that an open season has been created for the shooting of Turtle Doves and Quail between the 12th April 2012 and Monday, 30th April 2012. A limit of 11,000 Turtle Doves and 5000 Quail has been set. Malta is the only country in the European Union to permit […]

European Raptors Biology and Conservation- Latest Raptor Information from Italy & Austria.

[singlepic id=228 w=160 h=120 float=left]One of the most respected sites on raptor conservation on the internet is the European Raptors Biology and Conservation site. We include updated links here to the latest raptor news in Europe from this very informative and professional web site.