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Ornis Committee

The Malta Ornis Committee

 
The Malta Ornis Committee is established by virtue of regulation 10 of the Conservation of Wild Birds Regulations for the purpose of advising the Minister on a range of matters concerning conservation of wild birds, including, inter alia, regarding parameters of any bird hunting seasons, authorization of derogations and monitoring of their implementation, policies related to conservation of wild birds, scientific studies and similar matters. The precise functions of the Committee are described in detail in regulation 10(6) of the Conservation of Wild Birds Regulations.

 
The Ornis Committee is composed of eleven members appointed by the Minister for a period of one year. The Committee consists of a Chairman, Secretary, two representatives of hunting organisations (FKNK), two representatives in the bird conservation sector (Birdlife Malta), three independent experts appointed by the government, an expert on the conservation of birds and an expert on hunting and trapping. All members, except the secretary, the expert on the conservation of wild birds and the expert on hunting and trapping have one vote each. The Chairman has a casting vote. 

 
Committee:
 
Chairman
Dr Joseph Grech – appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(a) of S.L. 549.42

 
Members
Mr Darrin Stevens – ERA representative appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(b)
Mr Anthony Caruana – Independent Member appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(c)
Mr Joseph Grech – Independent Member appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(c)
Dr Gaynor Saliba – Independent Member appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(c)
Mr Joe Perici Calascione – Member representing persons licensed to hunt and, or, to take, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(d)
Perit Andrew Psaila – Member representing persons licensed to hunt and, or, to take, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(d)
Mr Mark Sultana – Member representing persons knowledgeable in, or working for, the protection of avifauna, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(e)
Mr Nicholas Barbara – Member representing persons knowledgeable in, or working for, the protection of avifauna, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(e)
Mr Mark Gauci – Member with knowledge of, and experience in avifauna, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(f)
Mr Lucas Micallef – Member with knowledge of and experience in hunting and taking of birds, appointed in terms of Regulation 10(2)(g)
 


 
Secretary
Mr Jean Paul Portelli
 
The term of the above Ornis Committee members expires on 29/09/2023. ​


 
Minutes of the meetings (link to the document)

 

 
2013

  
2014
•       

  
2015

  
2016
Minutes 02/11/2016​​​​
Minutes 15/12/2016​​​​​​
 
2017
Minutes 20/03/2017​​​​​​
​​​​​​​•      Minutes 18/10/2017
​​​​​​​•      Mi​nutes 22/11/2017​​
 
​​​​2018
​​​​​​​•      Mi​nutes 24/01/2018
​​​​​​​•      Mi​nutes 21/02/2018
​​​​​​​•      ​Minutes 27/02/2018
​​​​​​​•      ​Minutes 25/04/2018
•      ​Minutes 16/05/2018​
•      Minutes 10/10/2018​​​ ​
​​​​​​•      Minutes 21/11/2018​​ ​​​​

 
2019
​​​​​​•      Minutes 16/01/2019
​​​​​​​​•      Minutes 13/02/2019​
​​​​​​•      Minutes 20/03/2019​
​​​​​​•      Minutes 26/03/2019
​​​​​​•      Minutes 03/04/2019​​
​​​​​​•      Minutes 10/07/2019
​​​​​​​•      Minutes 31/07/2019​
​​​​​​​•      Minutes 18/09/2019​​
​​​​​​•      Minutes 16/10/2019​​​​​



2020
​​​​​​​•     Minutes 01/04/2020​​​​​​​​​​
​​​​​​•     Minutes 29/07/2020​​​​​​​    
​​​​​​•     Minutes 26/08/2020​

2021
​​​​​​•     Minutes 17/03/2021​
​​​​​​•     Minutes 29/03/2021​
​​​​​​​•     Minutes 12/05/2021 
​​​​​​​•     Minutes 14/07/2021 
​​​​​​​•     Minutes 18/08/2021​
​​​​​​•     Minutes 13/10/2021​​​​​

2022
​​​​​​•    Minutes 26/01/2022
​​​​​​•    Minutes 16/03/2022​
•    Minutes 05/10/2022 & 16/11/2022​​


2023
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