About Us

BirdLife Malta strives to conserve wild birds and their habitats. The organisation monitors activity that threatens wild birds, such as illegal hunting and trapping and urban development in conservation areas on the Maltese islands.

This year BirdLife Malta celebrates the 50th anniversary of its campaigning, research and conservation work. Founded in January 1962 as MOS (Malta Ornithological Society), it is the oldest environmental organisation in Malta. BirdLife was instrumental in the creation of the Ghadira and Is-Simar nature reserves. 

BirdLife Malta is part of an international network of fully co-ordinated ringing stations and National Ringing Schemes that have been indispensable for the efficient management of scientific bird ringing in Europe.

Our school projects remain a top priority because of our belief that inculcating a respect for nature at an early stage can prevent future environmental degradation and abuse.

BirdLife Malta is a partner of BirdLife International, a conservation organisation operating in over one hundred countries and territories worldwide. The BirdLife Global Partnership has:

  • More than 4,000 staff working for conservation
  • Over 2,500,000 members worldwide
  • 10,000,000 supporters worldwide
  • Over 2,000,000 children involved annually
  • Over 1,000,000 hectares of land that is owned or managed for conservation.
Last Updated on Thursday, 10 May 2012, 9:09:35 AM