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FKNK Submits Proposals For Spring Season Of 2024

FKNK Submits Proposals For Spring Season Of 2024
Apr 2 2024 Share

In March, the Federation for Hunting and Conservation – Malta (FKNK) presented its proposals for the spring season of 2024 to be discussed at the upcoming meeting of the Malta Ornis Committee. The Committee will deliberate on whether to recommend to the Minister the FKNK’s proposal for derogations allowing traditional hunting of turtle doves and quail in April 2024. Additionally, the FKNK proposes conducting research on the migration of turtle doves using traditional clap-nets for live-capturing during the same period.

These proposals, outlined in a document submitted by the FKNK, are supported by evidence of positive results regarding the sustainability of turtle dove hunting in Malta. This evidence is derived from surveys conducted during the turtle dove hunting seasons in September 2021 and 2022, as well as a scientific study undertaken during the seasons in April 2022 and 2023. The document also highlights successes achieved through the FKNK Turtle Dove Project, including progress towards expanding the project’s scope to include Bulgaria and Kosovo.

The FKNK alleged how, upon learning of the FKNK’s proposals, BirdLife Malta (BLM) swiftly prepared and submitted a report to the Malta Ornis Committee advocating for a complete year-round ban on turtle dove hunting in Malta. However, the FKNK has responded with a critique report, challenging the accuracy and intentions of BLM’s report. The FKNK argues that BLM’s efforts reflect a continued push for abolition rather than genuine conservation concerns, further suggesting a close alignment between BLM and the EU Commission.

The FKNK “Critique” can be downloaded from this link.

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Prime Minister Robert Abela Opens TikTok Account

Prime Minister Robert Abela Opens TikTok Account
Apr 2 2024 Share

Prime Minister Robert Abela has officially opened a TikTok account, posting two new videos to the platform in the past few hours.

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His first video was a series of recent achievements and responsibilities around Malta and Gozo, followed by a second video of his political activity in Bormla and Qormi for Easter.

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L-Għid magħkom. 📍#Bormla & #Qormi #malta

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Will you be following the Labour Party leader on the platform?

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Nature Exposes Us: Clean Malta Urges Better Disposal

Nature Exposes Us: Clean Malta Urges Better Disposal
Apr 2 2024 Share

Malta’s Cleansing and Maintenance Division Clean Malta took to social media to urge more responsible waste disposal after addressing a seaside waste clean up.

Waste accumulated at a dockyard behind various boats was cleaned up by the division, with the division writing: ‘let’s be more responsible… nature exposes us one way or another.’

Individuals can contact CleanMalta through the app Clean and Upkeep, including a pin location so that the Customer Care Unit can contact the persons concerned.

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University Parking Permits Majorly Increases In Past Five Years

Apr 2 2024 Share

In the past 5 years the University of Malta has seen a major increase of students applying for parking permits on campus.

In 2018, 5,556 students applied for a parking permit whilst this year almost six years later a total of 6,832 students have applied for a permit meaning a whopping increase of around 1,300 student drivers in six years.

According to research done by MKSA (Media and Knowledge Science Association) a fifth of  students with a parking permit live only within a 2km radius from campus.

MKSA concerned with this increase in parking permits due to it meaning a further surge in traffic and making the parking situation at University even more frustrating , decided to combat the problem by inviting students to join them in their final event for Earth Month and cycle it to university.

The organization is also teaming up with independent Ħaż-Żebbuġ local councillor Steve Zammit Lupi and another nine organizations to organize a ‘Bicycle Bus’ on the 10th of April. The event will pass through Mosta and Birkirkara, the two towns with the reported highes amount of student drivers.

The Bicycle Bus will depart at 7am sharp from Mosta Square. Its route will include stops at Technopark, Birkirkara Smart, Birkirkara McDonald’s, Birkirkara Church, Mater Dei Hospital, and will conclude at University Gateway.

For those interested in joining but don’t have a bicycle, MKSA is offering 20 bicycles for rent at absolutely no cost. To secure one of these bicycles, individuals must make an online reservation. Rentals will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants must also meet the association at Mosta Square at 7am to collect their reserved bicycle.

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