BirdLife Malta strives to conserve wild birds and their habitats. The organisation monitors activity that threatens wild birds, such as illegal hunting and trapping and urban development in conservation areas on the Maltese islands.
BirdLife Malta is the most effective and successful organisation in the fight against illegal hunting of protected species in Malta. Every year we organise Raptor Camp as part of our conservation work to curtail illegal hunting activity and monitor the bird migration. A great opportunity to meet new people from different countries (last camp had 55 participants from 8 countries).
Work is hands-on with immediately results. Teams of between 5-8 participants will be posted at migration/hunting hotspots to monitor illegal activity and report local wild life police. These camps are extremely successful tools to reduce illegal hunting activity and gather scientific data which highlights the importance of Malta as a migratory route. The camp runs for just over two weeks and participants are invited to come for one, two or more weeks. Those who stay on will have the opportunity to work on other conservation projects.
Costs & Benefits
Our events are varied, and the role would be too – you might be playing games or doing crafts with children at an event on our nature reserves, helping on a stall at a fair or assisting a group on a guided walk.
20Euro/19 GBP/30US$ per night for all accommodation and food on full-board, Grouped accommodation in an aparthotel.
Volunteers aged 18 – 70 years old.
Motivation to work towards curtailing illegal hunting. No particular skills but Raptor ID is beneficial
English preferably + other European languages ok, Motivation to work towards curtailing illegal hunting. No particular skills but Raptor ID is beneficial.
Xemxija Waterfront Apartments
Tel: (+356) 2134764 5/6
Location:Xemxija - Malta
Average cost per day: 20 Euros
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and English speaking preferably