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Title of the project

Captive-breeding and Release of Turtle Doves


Please refer to copy of relative FKNK media release


Too early at this stage


Country Malta
Level Local

Starting date


Habitat Types

Not applicable

Protection status of the areas

Not applicable, The birds were released from a Natura 2000 site, namely Buskett Gardens during the pilot launch of the project


Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species, At present also classified as 'vulnerable' by the IUCN
Species Type Birds
Name(s) of main species Turtle Dove - Gamiema (Maltese) - Streptopelia turtur

Conservation action(s)

Management of habitats and wildlife (e.g. conservation and restoration activities)


Leading partners FKNK
Other partners Malta Government

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

circa 25,000 euro per annum

Estimation of Human Resources needed

circa 100 FKNK member hunters and trappers


Captive-breeding and Release of Turtle Doves - Lino Farrugia