Chris Packham is soon to post a nightly ‘as live’ You Tube diary covering the appalling, Spring slaughter of migrant birds that happens on Malta every year. The aim is to raise awareness of this massacre of migrant birds as they pass through Malta from Africa to reach their breeding grounds in Europe each Spring. Thousands of birds die every year but it is still legallised on Malta despite an EU Birds Directive that it is illegal. Small birds are often lured to bushes using previously trapped, live birds that are tethered to a branch using sticky lime; their calls attract the migrants which are then similarly caught on limed branches or just shot out of the air. The SWLA supports Chris Packham’s attempt to bring this tragedy to wider public attention and we encourage you to look at Chris Packham’s video diaries later this month and to follow the story through this link; http://tinyurl.com/q5f2rtk
With enough support we might be able to shame the Maltese government into putting a stop to this dreadful, annual massacre.
MALTA MASSACRE ON MIGRATION – CHRIS PACKHAM
Chris Packham is on a mission to raise awareness about the mass slaughter of migrant birds on Malta. He and 3 colleagues with the support of Birdlife Malta are making video diaries between YouTube 21 – 26 April.
Saturday 15th March 11am to 3pm at the Over Gallery
Moments from Beneath the Sky
Saturday 15th March
Wine, soft drinks and snacks 11am to 3pm
Matt’s work reveals his intimate observation of the natural world. As a beekeeper and keen naturalist Matt has an eye for detail yet this is expressed in free and confident composition and colour. New oil paintings and other oils and woodblock prints are on show.
Capturing moments from beneath the sky, be it the joy of fresh flowers, an adder basking in the spring sunshine or redwings about to take flight from a berry laden hedgerow; Matt’s paintings are visual poems on nature.
The exhibition continues until
Thursday 17th April.