Category: Nature

Growing food has become our passion
April 5, 2019April 5, 2019
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Growing food has become our passion

Michelle and Michelangelo Galea – young agriculture enthusiasts. Growing food has become our passion. The journey started when my husband Michelangelo and I decided to have a go at growing broad beans. Years later we are growing a variety of organic fruits and vegetables for ourselves and our family, looking at the idea of food growth in...

Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs
April 3, 2019April 6, 2019
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Concreting of country pathways raises concern of NGOs

Friends of the Earth Malta together with eleven other environment NGOs are concerned by the use of concrete in various country pathways currently taking place in various localities in Malta and Gozo. The works are destroying the habitat for various species of flora and fauna including protected species and pollinators such as the honey bees....

The EU Protein Plan: a chance to close the loop and have more localised food production?
November 1, 2018April 4, 2019
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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...