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PROACT MALTA BULLETINS 2001
!RAPTOR CAMP!
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ACTION TODAY

From BirdLife Malta, August 09, 2001

Investigation launched into illegal bird import ring

The Raptor Migration camp on Malta will take place
from 8. - 23. September. For details see:

Malta Raptor Camp

Justin Vassallo, BirdLife Malta, who recently took a
group of the ALE (the police enforcement unit) on a visit sponsored by NABU to the anti-poachers unit in Italy, and later organised a training coursesponsored by RSPB for the ALE, Maltese Armed Forces,EPD, Customs, and Airport security on bird crime, sends the following information:

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"The police have promised that they will be heavily
patrolling as from the 20th of August. (They will issue a
press release on that day. The best deterrent would of course be for more birders to come to the camp. We have had a great response from all over Europe.

Birders are currently coming from:
England (10), Germany (9), Italy(1), Sweden (1),
Finland(1),
and possibly even more from Germany, Netherlands, and Italy.

In fact the camp is fully booked from 5-18th, and there are 5 places left for the period 18-23, which we are still
hoping to fill up.

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Proact, courtesy of BirdLife Malta, will keep you posted on how things develop.

PROTECTED BIRDS - INCLUDING EAGLES AND VULTURES - SHOT IN AFRICA AND SMUGGLED INTO MALTA

Eurobirder/Proact-Malta David Conlin 2001