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Title of the project

The action of hunters to conserve habitats of migratory species

Description

conserve habitats of migratory species to contribute to biodiversity preservation

cleaning of debris and other items; pruning of trees as and when necessary; planting of new trees and providing the supply of water so lacking in the Maltese islands, so that these trees can flourish; etc., to attract more migratory huntable species (Malta has no resident huntable species).

In the whole area, about 40 hunters own or lease vast areas where they take birds. Over the years these have indirectly contributed towards biodiversity in these areas, by cleaning of debris and other items; pruning of trees as and when necessary; planting of new trees and providing the supply of water so lacking in the Maltese islands, so that these trees can flourish; etc., to attract more migratory huntable species.

Results

No Records have been kept

Location

Country Malta
Level Local
Site Valley leading into Xlendi Bay on Malta's sister island of Gozo
Region Malta's sister island of Gozo

Habitat Types

Farmland, Coastal

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000

Species

Species Caracteristics Huntable species, Migratory species, Others: Some endamic plants.
Species Type Birds, Others: Plants

Conservation action(s)

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

Partners

Leading partners Federation for Hunting and Conservation - Malta (http://www.huntinginmalta.org.mt/index.pl/)
Other partners Malta Environment Planning Authority (http://era.org.mt/en/Themes/Pages/Welcome.aspx)

Estimation of Human Resources needed

40 Hunters on Voluntary Basis

Publication(s)

NATURA 2000: An opportunity for Biodiversity and Hunting in EuropeFACE - Federation of Associations for Hunting and Conservation of the EUconservation@face-europe.org2006http://archive.huntinginmalta.org.mt/uploads/24/883/NATURA_2000_Write-up_in_English-October_2007.pdf

Weblinks

http://archive.huntinginmalta.org.mt/uploads/24/883/NATURA_2000_Write-up_in_English-October_2007.pdf