Prime Minister urged to change tack on proposed bird ringing law



BirdLife Malta is urging the Primary Minister to intervene and revisit a proposed transform to the legislation that could jeopardize scientific chicken scientific tests.

In a statement Wednesday, BirdLife Malta claimed it sincerely believes that PM Robert Abela is staying misled and misinformed about the most current proposals on chook ringing.

The modify, which is remaining positioned on the agenda of an ORNIS Committee conference to be held afterwards on nowadays, by the Federation for Searching and Conservation (FKNK), suggests that there need to be other fowl ringing schemes in Malta that are not affiliated to the European highly regarded EURING ringing scheme. EURING is a European-extensive community that recognizes highly scientific fowl ringing schemes to make confident that scientific fowl scientific tests, particularly people similar to chook migration, are well networked and of a substantial amount. In Malta the regulation stipulates that accredited ringing strategies can only be all those affiliated to EURING.

The BirdLife Malta Ringing Scheme is affiliated with EURING and has been set up in the mid-1960s. The Prime Minister really should value that by developing other strategies, science will not benefit but this will generate possible abuse to birds them selves, especially by 3rd events who have just about every intention to encourage faux science.

Adhering to earlier variations to the law, hunters and trappers can grow to be also licensed bird ringers just after they go by way of the needed instruction.

In view of this BirdLife Malta is urging Key Minister Abela to suspend this sort of amendments to the regulation until eventually there is a complete dialogue with all stakeholders involved to stay clear of placing Malta into however a further uncomfortable condition with the European Commission in regard to transparency.