PROACT MALTA BULLETINS 2001
Italian Pressure
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EBN email from Paul Tout, May 15, 2001

Hunters are ruining your reputation - comment

Italy is uniquely positioned to pressure the Maltese government on theissue of the massacre as the nearest G8 economy and EU member.

She can also hold her head up as a country that has dealt with hunter bullying since 1992 using state, regional and NGO power to the extent that illegal killing of spring migrants is a tiny fraction of that previously
encountered and hunter numbers are in relentless decline. (Down from 2 million in 1980 to c. 800.000 today).

We're also free of Maltese hunter pressure (unlike Birdlife Malta who day-to-day live with this reality.... we can't all be Anna Giordano).

This pressure will continueand strengthen from Italy and we hope it will from elsewhere.

Paul Tout

ITALY ARE UNIQUELY POSITIONED TO PUT PRESSURE ON MALTA

Eurobirder/Proact-Malta David Conlin 2001