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What do you want?

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Kyle Gatt  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Waste production in the Maltese Islands is a major problem and several actions need to be taken in order to act for the future generations. Some waste components have economic value and can be recycled and correctly recovered. In the first two pictures we can see a discarded piece of furniture . If one calls the local council , they’ll send someone to collect it for free instead of throwing it away and damaging the environment! On the other hand , in the second two pictures we can see two pristine country views on the Maltese islands. It’s all depends on us basically!



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One construction site

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Kurt Demicoli  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Don’t you think that our country, Malta is becoming one massive construction site? Everyone is thinking about one aspect, MONEY – but unfortunately we sometimes fail to realise that it does not always make the world go round! This picture shows and already constructed block of apartments and another block to be constructed (in background). Both construction projects encroach on the already limited agricultural land. Besides this, construction also implies destruction of natural areas and therefore loss of endemic or indigenous species. Maybe we cannot always stop development but we can always do our best to learn more. Loss of land and species will eventually effect us all.



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Feeding marine organisms?

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Andrew Cutajar  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

As I was walking in a street near the sea in Birgu I noticed something in the sea that just was not right. It was not the sea itself but what was in it. Floating on the surface there were all sorts of used objects that included plastic and glass bottles and other materials. Unfortunately people sometimes do not realize that this will have many consequences. It is not only because people will be swimming in polluted areas but also because such garbage items might at times be considered as food by various marine organisms and will thus effect the marine food chain. Plastic items for example are easily mistaken as food by certain fish and turtles! Maybe certain areas around the coast should contain specific signs which would make people more aware of their actions!



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Nesting grounds?

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Jake Fenech  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

This picture shows us the beauty of our natural surroundings. this picture shows a long stretch of sand, lots of trees and the sheltering slopes in the background. This quaint, sheltered beach is a clear example of nature at its Best. Such beaches could have easily been nesting grounds for turtles which once were so common on our shores. Maybe we should really think of preserving some parts of such beaches, so as to enable turtles to reach our shores once again! We must understand that the world is not ours but it is simply lent to us to share with everyone!



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Isolation Block – Mtarfa

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Ethan Muscat  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Everyday, whilst I take my dog for its stroll, I pass by the Sir David Bruce Military Hospital and its Annex, the Isolation Block at Mtarfa. This hospital once served as one of the main Hospitals for the British Royal Navy for the Mediterranean region. Currently part of this magnificent building serves as a Boys' State School. The Isolation Block, built in 1924, and situated right above Chadwick Lakes,is unfortunately in a poor state of neglect. The building has no protection against nature's elements, it has never been restored, whilst some time ago it was also set on fire,suffering considerable damage. It remained unrepaired. Currently it is home to numerous stray animals. Wild trees and bushes continue adding to the general disastrous condition, along with all sorts of rubbish. It is worth noting that MEPA scheduled the Isolation Hospital as a Grade 2 national monument in July 12, 2008.



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