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Title of the project

Management of Mizeb Hunting Reserve & Management of l-Ahrax, Mellieha Hunting Reserve


Every person active in those two projects are hunters and trappers members of the FKNK. Their functions:
– Identify strategies and actions to manage the areas under the administration of the FKNK, also through self-regulation supported by the relative authorities
– Unkeep biodiversity and habitats besides the recreational use of the Reserves for the hunters, trappers and general public alike
– Obtain self-regulation at the sites, ensure better control of the activities that take place, safeguard the natural environment and promote biodiversity, manage the areas in a sustainable manner and reduce the current rate of vandalism

See here the last press release: Mellieha Activity 18 Feb. 2018 PR


Country Malta
Level National

Starting date


Habitat Types

Farmland, Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland

Protection status of the areas

Hunting reserve


Species Caracteristics Huntable species,Protected species,Migratory species,Invasive Alien species
Species Type Birds,Mammals
Name(s) of main species Most migratory bird species, both huntable and protected, and a few mammal species that can be encountered. Too many to list.

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities), Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public), Policy work (e.g. positioning of hunting organisations, demonstrating conservation actions), Enforcement (e.g. of hunting legislation, codes of conduct)


Leading partners The Federation for Hunting & Conservation - Malta (FKNK) www.huntinginmalta.org.mt


Over the years several media releases and other publicity publications have been published. Too many to list.