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Conservation of Wild Birds Fund 2023 call for proposals – Closing date 19/01/2024​
​10/08/2023: Call for tender - CFT: SPD3/2023/073 – Tender for the provision of species-specific bird-ringing services in autumn 2023​


​Minn nhar it-Tnejn, 17 ta’ Lulju ’l quddiem, dan l-uffiċu ser jibda jkun miftuħ għall-pubbliku mill-10am sa nofsinhar, eskluż waqt Festi Pubbliċi u fi tmiem il-ġimgħa (weekends).
As of Monday 17 July onwards, the office of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit in Santa Venera will be open to the public from 10am to noon, excluding public holidays and during weekends.

 08/06/2023: Call for tender - CFT: SPD3/2023/042 – Tender for the provision of species-specific bird-ringing services in autumn 2023​

​09/11/2021: Application form for research permit​

30/04/2019: Guidance note on the importation of wild bird specimens and recognisable parts thereof into Malta​​​

16/05/2018: ​LIFE-ENPE Wildlife Crimes Working Group & CMS joint training workshop summary Segovia, Spain​​

09/05/2018:  Tajr protett u tajr kaċċabbli​

26/03/2018: Policy on public lectures and information sessions by the Wild Birds Regulation Unit​​​

23/02/2018: Ensuring Sustainability of Hunting Tourism​​

17/11/2017: Partial Lapse and Revocation of the Live-Capturing Special Licenses: Hawfinch​

14/09/2017: Wild Birds Regulation Unit hosts a visit by representatives of Adriatic bird protection NGOs​

10/04/2017: Wild bird’s conservation - Article by the Hon Roderick Galdes in the Times of Malta​​​

28/03/2017: WBRU does not compete with NGOs for limelight​​

24/03/2017: Ancient art of falconry revived with the first group of falconers in the process of qualifying for license​​ EN ​| MT​​

15/02/2017: Government rejects NGO claims over finch trapping​​

09/02/2017: Innovative approaches to hunting regulation as contribution to Turtle Dove conservation in Malta​ 

25/11/2016: Information video regarding telephonic game reporting system​

10/08/2016: Malta plays active role in facilitating Intergovernmental Task Force on Illegal Killing, Taking and Trade of Migratory Birds in the Mediterranean​

10/08/2016: Wild Birds Regulation Unit participates in annual EU meeting of Directors of Hunting and Game Management​

04/08/2016: Procedure to be followed in case of discovery of stranded or injured wild birds​ EN|MT​​

01/07/2016: Enforcement officials of the Wild Birds Regulation Unit share experience with Italian colleagues​​​

02/05/2016: Hundreds of feathery visitors find safe refuge in Malta overnight 

Cool westerly weather front brought with it an unusually large flock consisting of several hundred European honey buzzards, known in Maltese as “kuċċarda”. Hundreds of large raptors were observed roosting overnight around the wooded areas in Mizieb, Ghaxaq, Gudja, Safi, Buskett, Zejtun and Zabbar. Large flocks were also observed in Gozo. The Wild Birds Regulation Unit together with the Administrative Law Enforcement Unit of the Malta Police Force organised additional surveillance and patrols, as a precautionary measure to ensure the raptors enjoy a safe respite, prior to their onward journey towards Sicily. This morning the birds were seen around various locations to take up to the air safely, soaring high in search of thermal currents that will eventually carry them on their migration towards Europe. No illegal activities were detected.

22/04/2016: Interview with the Head of Wild Birds Regulation Unit recorded on 22/04/2016​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​