Dwejra activities to mark first anniversary of Azure Window collapse

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Dwejra activities to mark first anniversary of Azure Window collapseOne year on from the collapse of the Azure Window, a half-day of educational activities to raise awareness on the important area of Dwejra – The Azure Window Looking Beyond, was announced today by the Minister for Gozo Justyne Caruana.

The event will be taking place this Sunday, the 11th of March, between 10.00am and 2.00pm.

Dr Caruana explained that although the loss of Azure Window – an internationally recognised icon – brought sadness, the surrounding area of natural importance also has so much to offer.

The Ministry for Gozo has therefore organised this half-day activity to educate the public about the environmental heritage located in this protected site.

As well as government entities departments from within the Ministry for Gozo, a number of non-governmental organisations will also be participating.

Minister Caruana said that some of the activities on the day will include: Fun Walks to explore the surroundings of Dwejra; informational and educational sessions by experts in the field of flora, fauna and geology; Zip Line by the ERRC; Archery by the Victoria Scout Group and a number of Exhibitions. There will also be free boat rides at the Inland Sea.

Dr. Joseph Caruana will give a detailed explanation on how the Azure Window provides a unique opportunity for anyone who enjoys diving in the area.

Dr Caruana explained that the Ministry is committed to provide more opportunities for Dwejra following the loss of the Azure Window, as promised in the election manifesto, and said that the Ministry is finalising the draft of the legal instrument for the Dwejra Opportunity Fund. Specific details were not provided by the Minister regarding the fund.

Photograph: MGOZ/Terry Camilleri

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