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Littered beaches

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Have you ever wondered what careless dumping can do? …..This is a local beach that is full of plastic rubbish that has been transferred to this otherwise beautiful spot by sea current. This plastic debris, most likely was carelessly dumped into the sea by boat owners. Any sea creatures can mistake this plastic litter with their food. But are just boat owners that are littering our sea? Tourists visiting our islands, coming across such a littered beach will retain a bad impression. A clean-up operation is urgently called for by responsible authorities before the tourists season starts in earnest. The authorities should also post signs to keep the beaches clean, and organise a media campaign to educate the public on the harm of irresponsible plastic waste.



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Should we allow yachts to obstruct the view of our historical places?

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What a shame that we permit huge yachts to remain within the Birgu Marina and obstruct the view of historical buildings around the harbour. I reported this case to the Local Council of Vittoriosa and they promised to see what they can do. The question is not about yachts coming and going but more about long term stays of huge yachts within the Birgu Marina. Tourists come to visit our historical locations and not to see huge yachts taking up the view. Whatever the money these yachts pay they should not obstruct the view of our historical architecture. I suggest that rules in this regard are adopted whereby yachts do not take up prominent locations in those marinas which are close to historical places. Another option could be that short stays are offered to such yachts in unique locations till an alternative is found. Historical heritage comes before money.



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Biodiversity – is it too late?

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This video clip tries to promote the already existing awareness about biodiversity and its numerous threats especially in a small island environment such as ours.

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Reduce Speed Now

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No it is not a big fish! It is a street sign! Have you ever thought of reducing speed when swimming? No – this is not the case, because this is purely vandalism that a street sign found itself in shallow water. This can be hazardous to small children playing in this shallow sea. Is it possible that the sign is too small that cannot be seen from the public? We invested in local councils and local services, so is it that we are not working hard on awareness? Why is it difficult to protect our environment? This can cause a disruption in the eco-system of the nearby area since the pole can rust and cause contamination in the sea where it would kill a lot of sea organisms and small fish. People who wouldn’t notice the contamination of the nearby water can get infection which is why I keep wondering why no one hasn’t removed the pole from there and as the sign suggests we should reduce the speed that is destroying this world.



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Biodiversity

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In this photo, which was taken at Buskett, a good example of a habitat for flora and fauna can be seen. When the term ‘Biodiversity’ is used, what is meant is the degree of variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or an entire planet. Buskett is the only semi-natural woodland in the Maltese Islands and it is home to many animals and plants (fauna and flora), so we should be aware and protect this semi-woodland. We should not litter this habitat; on the contrary we should take care of it. Buskett is the habitat of various species of flora, such as trees and different species of plants; some of them are endemic (which means that are found only in Malta, in this semi-natural woodland). Also different types of faunae are found in this habitat.



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