In Malta we are facing an almost daily destruction of the natural heritage of our towns and villages, especially trees.
At a time when Governments worldwide are running projects to increase trees in their already leafy cities, we are witnessing the uprooting of beautiful trees due to misguided road ‘embellishments’ or claims that that trees are ‘dirty’ and cause bird droppings.
Supposedly-protected old gardens and their trees are under attack and often destroyed. Worse still, permit infringements and other environmental crimes are most often rewarded by being sanctioned by the Authorities.
Changes to the tree protection regulations in 2011 have deprived most urban trees of any protection. Residents are being deprived of their trees which are scientifically proven to be so important to our health and well-being. Trees have been destroyed at Fgura, Zabbar, Cospicua, Luqa, Zebbug, Sliema and Mellieha, and now we are facing the destruction of over 2,000 more at Salina, Kappara, Floriana and Senglea.
Help us stop this butchery of trees by sending the letter below demanding that Government stops this destruction of our tree heritage.
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The Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar Tree Group, with Ramblers’ Association, NatureTrust Malta, Friends of the Earth (Malta), Malta Organic Agriculture Movement, Greenhouse, Youth for the Environment and Gozo University Group.Sign Now