Past Entries

At the edge!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Garigue is the most common type of vegetation in the Maltese Islands, however it is not given much importance and value. More awareness should be raised on the importance of this ecological succession.



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Final efforts after a long nights’ work

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Audrey Micallef  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Local fishermen are cleaning and repairing their nets after a long nights’ work. Sustainable fishing ensures lifetime employment. Choosing fish caught by local fishermen gives them the incentive to keep up this hard, traditional occupation.



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Investigating the ideal environmental conditions for a successful turtle nest

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Eco-School Committee  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): Eco Schools noticeboard, newspaper, other, school magazine, school media
filed under Articles

On Friday 29th May, at around 10pm, a loggerhead turtle was noted laying eggs on Ramla Bay in Gozo. This was the first recorded and confirmed nest in Gozo after 70 years. Eco-Schools/YRE students attending Gozo College Middle School started collecting data from the turtle nest site at Ramla Bay, Gozo. The purpose of this study was to investigate the ideal environmental conditions which result in a successful hatching rate. This study investigated the turtle nest site, sand temperature, weather conditions and cloud cover. The students measured air temperature, humidity and barometric pressure and the GLOBE Observer App and Observation Cloud chart to measure the cloud cover following the steps of the GLOBE Protocols (GLOBE, 2014). The main objective was to find out the sand temperature around the nest and how it affects the hatchings during the incubation period.



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Flora and Fauna at Lunzjata

submitted by Gozo College Middle School : Hannah Vella  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): GLOBE Malta You Tube Channel, other, school media
filed under reporting-video video-clips

Reporting on the ecological value of Lunzjata Valley in Gozo.



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A snail in the rain!

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Where there is rain, the snail will follow! The snail is usually regarded as pest as it ‘ruins’ our produce…what shall we refer to the humanity for exploiting the one Earth we have? Is it important to recognize the importance of all organisms in a natural food chain and if needed one shall opt for a biological pest control or the old method of removing by hand rather than introducing chemicals which will harm other organisms as well.



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The Maltese flora and fauna that enriches the Island’s scenery

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School : Elisa Friggieri  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

low lying shrubs and lichens inhabiting the Maltese cliffs are not only beautiful to the eye but are also beneficial especially lichens as pollution markers.



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Il-Qabru

submitted by Independent Candidate : Matthew Luke Asciak  for 15-18
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): other, Social Media
filed under reporting-video video-clips

Il-Qabru, which is the native name of the Maltese Freshwater Crab, is an endemic and endangered Freshwater Crab found on the islands of Malta and Gozo. This rare crab is at risk of extinction as it only has two remaining strong populations. The clip shows a public survey about this crab species to have a look at how much the local people know about their national invertebrate. Then an interview with Nature Trust takes place about the threats the crabs face, as well as the breeding programme that they have just started in order to save our National invertebrate, the Maltese Freshwater Crab. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HpfloDvtg0&t=69s



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It’s a Frog’s Life

submitted by St. Ignatius College Handaq Middle School Qormi : Elisa Demanuele  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Admiring the beauty of the Maltese painted frog in its natural environment. Stop, admire, take photos but let it live in its habitat.



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Join the green side

submitted by St. Ignatius College Handaq Middle School Qormi : Elisa Demanuele  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

Fruit, twigs and leaves biodegrade but our litter doesn’t. No one does it better than nature. Dispose of your waste appropriately.



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f you litter, the future will be bitter

submitted by St. Ignatius College Handaq Middle School Qormi : Elisa Demanuele  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, other, Social Media
filed under Photos reporting-photo

With civic amenity sites scattered all over the Maltese Islands such sightings are still common. But why spoil the countryside?



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