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Letter(s) to the Embassies
of the
EU Member States in Malta

[Compose a letter to your own Ambassador in your own language - Email addresses and Fax numbers below for FRANCE, GERMANY, Italy and the BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION]

The following text will be sent as email/letter/telefax as appropriate from Proact and the Eurobirders. Those registered with the PROACT team, or who inform me separately, will have their names and country appended to the letter.

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For those wishing just to support the MALTA campaign with their signature send a mail to:

For individualist hardliners I have included addresses and numbers below. Cut, paste and send ..... but please send a copy to project-malta@proactnow.org.

The British High Commissioner to Malta
Mr Howard John Stredder Pearce CVO



Dear Mr Stredder,

You will be aware of the international interest in the regular and bloody flaunting of nature protection laws on the islands of Malta.

As a lover of the outdoors, you will have been confronted yourself with the biannual bloody scenes of dead and injured migrating birds, the images of which, thanks to modern means of communication, have been widely publicised in Europe and beyond.

Your role is not to intrude into the internal affairs of the nation to which you are an emissary. You will nevertheless have opportunities, among your Maltese official contacts, to diplomatically pass on the abhorrence of these barbaric and outdated rituals which the populations of most of the European Member States share. We ask you to exercise your personal influence, and that of your mission, to persuade those responsible to put a swift end to these practices.

As a prospective EU member Malta has a lot of ground to make up in the environmental field. Although a party to the Bern Convention, it has a reservation and exception under the convention in relation to the hunting season. With regard to nature protection, most of the Community legislation has to be transposed, in particular the wild birds and the habitat directives.

As concerned amateur and professional birders and ornithologists we have decided to make a concerted effort to influence opinion-formers and decision-makers in Malta in order to put a stop finally to the slaughter over the islands of the magnificent and relatively rare birds of passage, which are part of our joint European natural heritage. Letters and mails have also been addressed to:

The President of Malta: The Prime Minister: The Minister for Foreign Affairs: The Minister for Home Affairs: The Minister for Tourism: The Commissioner of Police: The Director of the Environmental Protection Department: The Chairman of the Malta Tourist Authority: Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Malta: The Times of Malta and the Malta Independent.

We hope that you, and the remainder of our correspondents, will take a personal interest in this matter and do all that is possible to put an end to this sad state of affairs.


I remain,

Yours sincerely,

David Conlin

and other concerned Eurobirders, ornithologists and nature lovers, named below and representing the following countries:



ADDRESSES & CONTACTS

FRANCE
Fon: +356 233430
Fax: +356 233528

MAIL TO FRENCH EMBASSY TO MALTA

GERMANY
Fon: +356 336531
Fax: +356 333976

MAIL TO GERMAN EMBASSY TO MALTA

ITALY
Fon: +356 233157
Fax: +356 220548

MAIL TO ITALIAN EMBASSY TO MALTA

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION
Fon: +356 233134-7
Fax: +356 233 184 Chancery
Email: info@britain.com.mt (Political section)
& bhc@vol.net.mt

MAIL TO BHC (POLITICAL SECTION)

MAIL TO BHC (INFO SECTION)

WEB:

BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION MALTA

Proact/Birding in Europe David Conlin 2001