KSU awarded funds for two projects on bird conservation
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Kaccaturi San Ubertu (KSU) in a statement has thanked the Ministry for Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change as well as the Parliament Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights, for the funds allocated that promote the conservation of wild birds.
KSU said that it has been awarded on 2 projects with their proposals for a nesting project – Bejta – and information talks – Aggornat.
KSU added that it is also pleased that “from the 7 projects awarded, 5 have been awarded to hunting organisations,” and congratulated the FKNK “for the 3 innovative projects they proposed.”
“Through these funds, not only will the hunters and trappers be doing their part in bird conservation, but at the same time everyone will be benefiting from these projects, said KSU.
Bejta is a pilot project whereby 350 nesting boxes are being installed in schools, public buildings, public gardens and areas around Malta and Gozo where regular breeding birds are known to breed.
This project run in collaboration with established ornithologists aims to instill the appreciation of Malta’s breeding birds. Through this Fund KSU said that it intends establishing this project as a yearly event that will increase the possibility of more birds breeding on our islands.
Aggorant consists of a series of lectures in various localities around the Maltese islands. These lectures are open to hunters, trappers, anyone interested in birds, and the general public.
The subjects will be focused on bird migration in our islands, firearm safety, hunting laws and the environment. KSU added that the aim of these lectures is to provide factual information on hunting in Malta and to serve as a platform for discussion and information by all interested parties.
KSU thanked everyone involved in the fund and congratulated the other beneficiaries, namely FKNK, Birdlife Malta, Nature Trust Malta and Fridericus Rex Falconry Club for their initiatives directed towards its purpose.