Nature Trust (Malta) welcomes works carried out across Comino
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The work carried out on Comino by the Environment and Resources Authority, has been praised by Nature Trust (Malta).
In a statement the NGO said that the protection of sand dunes, cleaning up of the area and the removal of alien species were crucial in maintaining the island’s diverse habitats and rich biodiversity.
NTM added that it, “hopes that such momentum is maintained, and other sites in the Maltese Islands receive the same treatment and effort as Comino for present and future generations to enjoy.”
Nature Trust (Malta) concluded its statement by appealing to the public for help in “keeping the Maltese countryside clean and free from alien species by not littering and not releasing unwanted pets or ornamental plants to the wild.”As announced yesterday, over the past weeks on Comino, the ERA, together with Wasteserv, the Directorate for Parks, Afforestation and Countryside Restoration ( Parks) have been carrying out intensive works of embellishment and environment protection in a bid to improve the sustainability of Comino’s natural heritage.
Harmful alien plant species were removed such as the American Agave and the Kaffir Fig, which had been previously planted and spread to different areas across the island.
As part of the implementation of Comino’s Management Plan, ERA said yesterday that it had issued a Stop and Compliance Order for construction, demolition and bulky waste in various locations around Comino, as well as coordinated action to remove the illegality.
View the ERA video here.
Photographs: ERA video screenshots