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Majjistral Nature and History Park Site (Amendment) Regulations, 2020

OPEN CONSULTATION 

 
From: Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change and Planning
(
Environment & Resources Authority​)
​Published: 16 October 2020
Running till: 14 November 2020
​Last Updated: 16 October 2020

1.        Background​

T
he principal aim of the Majjistral Nature and History Park Site (Amendment) Regulations is to provide further legal clarity with respect to the practice of falconry within the Majjistral Park.

The proposed legal notice seeks to amend the Majjistral, Nature and History Park Site Regulations (S.L. 549.83) hereafter, referred to as the principal regulations in order to: 

  • Amend the definition of the terms ‘hunt’ and ‘hunting’ of the principal regulations so as to ensure that such terms solely encompass the hunting of game species through the use of a firearm or any other weapon and do not include the hunting and taking of such species through falconry; 
  • Amend the definition of the terms ‘take’ and ‘taking’ to clarify that such definition covers the live-capture of both wild birds and wild rabbit; 
  • Introduce restrictions on the possession of wild birds or wild rabbits (whether alive, dead or, parts of) outside the hours when falconry is permitted. 


2.        Consultation Questions

In line with Article 55 of the Environment Protection Act (Cap. 549) the public is invited to make submissions to ERA with their comments as to why and how these regulations could be amended.


4.        Submission of input
 
Submissions must be sent by email to the address: era.policy@era.org.mt​

Submissions must be received by 14 November 2020.
We thank you in advance for your input.

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Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: onlineconsultations@gov.mt.
Comments cannot exceed 10,000 characters. If you think your submission will exceed this limit please make use of the email address published on this consultation page.   

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