Press Releases: Trees

Gozo Trees at it-Tokk, Safe

‘Protected’ trees butchered at it-Tokk     Following Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s court action to prohibit MEPA from permitting the intended uprooting of the Ficus trees at it-Tokk, Gozo, MEPA has confirmed to the court that it will not issue such a permit. Claiming they were causing damage, Victoria Local......

Press Release issued on: 29/11/2014

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2015 Budget

  The environmental provisions in this year’s budget are random, lacking in coherence and planning. They seem no more than a half-hearted effort to fill the total lack of environmental provisions in the draft budget – a Freudian slip revealing the lack of importance that this Government accords to the environment. Undertaking......

Press Release issued on: 18/11/2014

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Removal of trees at Victoria’s It-Tokk square

Tokk trees in happier days     Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar asks court to stop removal of trees at Victoria’s It-Tokk square     Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar (FAA) have filed a warrant of prohibitory injunction in the Gozo Court in a bid to stop the uprooting of trees as part of an EU-funded embellishment project......

Press Release issued on: 15/11/2014

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EU Funds used for Tree Destruction in Gozo

 Destruction of Trees at Nadur   In 2006 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) launched a campaign to plant one billion trees to reverse sustainability problems. By 2009, 7 billion trees had been planted including in London, Berlin, Rome, Milan, Amsterdam, Marseille and Barcelona, even though they are well......

Press Release issued on: 11/10/2014

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Destruction of Trees at Nadur

Speak up over land ‘theft’

  Few people realise that the Maltese Constit­ution pledges that “the State shall safeguard the land­scape”. Mepa policies are full of nuggets of wisdom, including “within the designated natural coastal areas… no urban development will be permitted”, yet these policies are ignored as we witness an increase in......

Press Release issued on: 23/08/2014

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Villa Mekrech, questionable scheduling orders, unauthorized destruction of trees and FAA rebuttal of MEPA statement

  MEPA SINKS TO NEW LOWS AT GHAXAQ  MEPA’s mission statement that its values “give evidence to the Authority’s integrity in all it does and says.” is belied by Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar’s findings on the Ghaxaq Villa Mekrech case. In 2005 MEPA’s Heritage Advisory Board called for the urgent scheduling (protection)......

Press Release issued on: 09/11/2012

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Wanton Destruction Of Trees Continues Unabated

  The killing spree that is destroying whole stands of Malta’s trees has now struck the trees at Aldo Moro road, which were savagely cut down in a road upgrade project. However details of this project are not available on the MEPA website. There is no evidence of a permit having been applied for and granted, nor of public......

Press Release issued on: 09/10/2012

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FAA Tree Group thanks Authorities for Saving Senglea’s Trees but worries for Paola’s

FAA applauds the Authorities’ decision to rescind plans to uproot almost 40 mature trees at Senglea Waterfront following the public outcry.   It is laudable that the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Communications, Transport Malta, the Grand Harbour Regeneration Corporation and MEPA have re-examined this project,......

Press Release issued on: 06/10/2012

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Foresta 2000

Il-grupp Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar jikkundanna ‘l- vandalizmu fuq il-projett Foresta 2000. Dan il-projett huwa tal-Maltin kollha u ammonti sostanzjali tal-flus inġabru minn tfal ta’ l-iskola u voluntiera kif ukoll kumpaniji kbar. Dan ir-rikatt tal-awtorijitajiet u l-fatt li ammont ta’ nies armati bl-godda biex jeqirdu......

Press Release issued on: 14/05/2007

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Wanton destruction of Aleppo Pine trees

In her letter of the 1 st November (Uprooting of Trees), Ms Sylvana Debono, MEPA Spokesperson, agreed that Aleppo Pines are protected but still insists that “Flimkien ghal Ambjent ahjar” (FAA) was incorrect in implying that the uprooting of Aleppo pines in Mdina Road was illegal. Aleppo pines are protected under Schedule......

Press Release issued on: 12/03/2007

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