Well done Malta!

Summer 1980 saw the introduction of dramatic new legislation in Malta, for so long the black spot of the Mediterranean for bird of prey slaughter. Between 22nd May and 31st August, it is now illegal to shoot any bird; outside these dates, certain species may be shot: wildfowl, certain waders, pigeons and doves and, unfortunately, herons, egrets, thrushes (except Rock Thrush) an


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