Category: Nature

The EU Protein Plan: a chance to close the loop and have more localised food production?
November 1, 2018November 3, 2018
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The EU Protein Plan: a chance to close the loop and have more localised food production?

Plant proteins are an important part of human and animal nutrition, but recently soybeans and other important sources of plant proteins have found their place at the centre of discussion in Brussels.  With two European parliament reports and 14 Member States signing the ‘European Soya Declaration’, why is the EU suddenly talking about soybeans and...

BeeAware Course – Autumn 2018
October 17, 2018November 15, 2018
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BeeAware Course – Autumn 2018

Fully Booked! (Fill in the form below to register on the waiting list)  BeeAware is a course that has been provided by Friends of the Earth Malta past 2 years. It intends to give people the opportunity to get involved in beekeeping, and to train qualified volunteers to possibly volunteer with Friends of the Earth...

Ir-Ramla l-Hamra – Let’s Nature
September 23, 2018September 27, 2018
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Ir-Ramla l-Hamra – Let’s Nature

A walk in Gozo’s Natura 2000 site – 30th September 2018 @ 3.30pm Join us for the third event from the series of educational walks in Natura 2000 sites around Gozo. This time we are visiting ir-Ramla l-Ħamra, with a guided short walk at the sand dunes, by Gaia Foundation volunteers, to understand how sand...

Kemmuna – Let’s Nature
September 7, 2018September 13, 2018
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Kemmuna – Let’s Nature

A walk in Gozo’s Natura 2000 site – 22nd September 2018 @ 09.30 Whenever one mentions Comino and its islets (Kemmunett, Il-Ħaġriet ta’ Bejn il-Kmiemem and L-Iskoll ta’ Taħt il-Mazz), the first thing that inevitably comes to mind is the Blue Lagoon, marked by its distinct aquamarine sea. Yet, Comino’s presence goes beyond the immediate...

Ċittadella – Let’s Nature
August 8, 2018August 16, 2018
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Ċittadella – Let’s Nature

A walk in Gozo’s Natura 2000 site – 25th August 2018 @ 17.30 Victoria, Rabat (the town’s old Arabic name, which means suburb) was colonised by several occupations (Phoenicians and Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevines and the Aragonese. Later it was ruled by the Knights of the...

Direct action to stop tree cutting
July 4, 2018July 5, 2018
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Direct action to stop tree cutting

The senseless destruction of the environment in the name of development is a growing problem which needs to be addressed. In the wake of the uprooting of hundreds of trees all over Malta, the need to take action is now being felt stronger than ever. We are calling for anyone who is interested in joining...

EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed
April 27, 2018April 27, 2018
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EU-wide ban on bee-harming pesticides passed

Tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. EU governments today passed a total ban on bee-harming neonicotinoid pesticides on outdoor crops. [1] This comprehensive neonicotinoid ban, covering all outdoor crops, is a tremendous victory for our bees and the wider environment. The European Commission must now focus on developing a strong pollinator initiative...

Press Conference: Do Not Bury Us Alive
April 7, 2018April 10, 2018
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Press Conference: Do Not Bury Us Alive

Today, residents, local councils and NGOs have come together to express their concerns at the project proposed by the db Group on the ITS site. After having carefully read the developer’s description and the Environment Impact Assessment prepared as part of the full development application process, and after having consulted with residents in a very...

FoE Malta welcomes valley restoration programme with pollinators in mind
April 2, 2018April 10, 2018
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FoE Malta welcomes valley restoration programme with pollinators in mind

Demands pollinators strategy for Malta Friends of the Earth Malta welcomes the recent announcement by the Ministry for the Environment as it embarks on an extensive valley restoration programme aimed at restoring ecosystems and planting species which are important for bees and other pollinators. FoE Malta has been raising awareness on the importance of honey...