Biodiversity: Local contacts

Wild Plants in Malta

maltawildplants.com is an online archive of Flora website made by Mr Stephen Mifsud, M.Sc Biodiversity and Taxonomy of Plants.  He can be contacted on info@maltawildplants.com Within the same website one can find things such as a botanical project to identify plants www.maltawildplants.com/floramelitensiskeys/Fumaria.php A website about wild funghi and fauna on the Maltese Islands, also by Stephen Mifsud can be found here: www.maltafauna.com

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Protecting our native forests/woodland – LEAF

Through this link you will be lead to our sister website www.leafmalta.org and the resource section aimed at Protecting our native forests/woodland.

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Planting More Trees – LEAF

Through this link you will be lead to our sister website www.leafmalta.org and the resource section aimed at Planting More Trees

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Making Responsible Choices – LEAF

Through this link you will be lead to our sister website www.leafmalta.org and the resource section aimed at Making Responsible Choices

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Instilling love for trees – LEAF

Through this link you will be lead to our sister website www.leafmalta.org and the resource section aimed at instilling love for trees.

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LEAF Newsletter 2

The local LEAF newsletter gives updates about activities organised by Learning about Forests Malta, information about trees and other biodiversity issues, contacts and points to ponder…

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LEAF Newsletter 1

The local LEAF newsletter gives updates about activities organised by Learning about Forests Malta, information about trees and other biodiversity issues, contacts and points to ponder…

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Information about the LEAF programme for teachers…

Interested to participate in the LEAF (Learnign about Forests) Programme in Malta? Below is the link to the presentation made by Mr Johann Gatt about the LEAF programme during the November 2013 FEE Programmes Seminar.

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Fauna Issues

Contact person: Arnold Sciberras Became member of NTM when still a child.  Was elected as on the NTN Council in 2005. Since then he contributed to several articles and Scientific works in all NTM`s publications including press releases for the same society.

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Flora issues

Contact Person: Jeffrey Sciberras Has been a member of NTM since 2007.  He was elected on Council in 2008.  He has been the author of several floral articles in ‘Ballottra’, ‘Archipelago’, and also in the NTM’s Scientific Journal, ‘The Central Mediterranean Naturalist’.

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Nature Trust Outdoor programmes

Nature Trust (Malta) believes that establishing a link with nature at an early age is the first step towards a further in-depth experiences and critical approach to our surroundings, its biodiversity and all the environmental issues we face on a local and global level.

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Wied Ghollieqa outing

Wied Għollieqa is a good example of a restored habitat. Since 1990, the site managers, Nature Trust (Malta), have strived to convert a number of abandoned fields into typical local habitats.

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Government Experimental Farm, Għammieri

Biology Hands on Farming Programme, c/o Information Section, Agricultural Research & Development Centre, Għammieri, Marsa, Malta TELEPHONE: 22924138/154/682/273/233/146 e-mail: diversification.msdec@gov.mt Leaflet: http://environment.gov.mt/en/Document%20Repository/Diversification%20and%20Competitiveness/Ghammieri%20leaflet.pdf    

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Hands on Farming – Gozo

The Hands On Farming Program is intended to familiarise students with our local environment and with the Maltese farming industry. Students attend the Xewkija Experimental Farm for a half day visit, during which they are given information on the work carried out on the farm.

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PARK Department

PARK (Parks, Afforestation and Countryside Restoration) is a department under the responsibility of the Ministry for Resources and Rural Affairs. Its main target is to develop and maintain recreation areas like the Ta’ Qali National Park, promote tree planting and restore countryside areas such as country paths, rubble walls etc.

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Explaining the LEAF programme

Learning about Forests is another FEE programme made available to maltese schools by Nature Trust Malta. The national coordinator is Mr Johann Gatt who can be contacted by email on js.gatt@gmail.com

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