Natura 2000 Management Planning for Terrestrial Sites in Malta & Gozo

Malta was granted €1.3 million through the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development to co-finance a project in order to meet the obligations emanating from the Habitats and Birds Directives. The overall aim of this project, entitled "Natura 2000 Management Planning for Malta and Gozo​" was to establish management plans and legal provisions for the management of all terrestrial Natura 2000 sites in the Maltese Islands and to increase awareness of Natura 2000 amongst the general public and stakeholders. The project was formally launched by the then Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) in January 2013. It was implemented through collaboration between the then MEPA and Epsilon International SA – Adi Associates Environmental Consultants Ltd Consortium through a service contract.

The consideration of site management emanates from a legal requirement to prepare conservation measures for protected sites under the 
Environment Protection Act (CAP. 549), as transposed from the EC Habitats Directive (92/43/EEC).

The management planning exercise involve
d gathering information, carrying out surveys, defining conservation objectives, and identifying management measures, with intensive stakeholder involvement throughout the entire exercise. A secondary component of the service contract involved an awareness campaign on terrestrial Natura 2000 sites in the Maltese Islands amongst the public at large and amongst specific target groups, such as farmers and land managers.

A Management Plan was compiled for m
ost of the sites forming part of the terrestrial Natura 2000 Network, while a Conservation Order was considered to be a more appropriate tool for the smaller sites. These tools became effective after the publication of relevant Government Notices of 14 December 2016, as per tables below​​​​.

TerrestrialN2KSites_MalteseIslands-ERA-2017

Name of Terrestrial Natura 2000 Site

Vision Fiche

Government Notice

L-Inħawi ta’​ G​ħajn​ Barrani​

Link

G.N. 1371 of 2016

Il-Maqluba​ (limiti tal-Qrendi)

Link

G.N. 1372 of 2016

L-Għadira s-Safra

Link

G.N. 1373 of 2016

Ix-Xagħra tal-Kortin

Link​

G.N. 1374 of 2016

Għar Dalam (limiti ta' Birżebbuġa)

Link

G.N. 1375 of 2016

Iċ-Ċittadella

Link

G.N. 1376 of 2016

Filfla u l-Gżejjer ta’ Madwarha

Link

G.N. 1377 of 2016

Il-Gżejjer ta’ San Pawl (Selmunett)

Link​

G.N. 1378 of 2016

All other terrestrial Na​​tura 2000 sites*

G.N. 1379 of 2016

​​*Management Plans and Vision Fiches for other terrestrial Natura 2000 sites can be found in the table below​​.
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Name of Terrestrial Natura 2000 Site

Vision Fiche

Management Plan

Annex

Il-Ballut ta’ Marsaxlokk

Link​

Link

Link

Il-Ballut tal-Wardija

Link

Link

Link

Il-Magħluq tal-Baħar ta’ Marsaskala

Link

Link

Link

Il-Qortin tal-Magun u l-Qortin il-Kbir

Link

Link

Link

Is-Salini

Link

Link

Link

Is-Simar (limiti ta’ San Pawl il-Baħar)

Link​

Link

Link

Kemmuna u l-Gżejjer ta’ Madwarha

Link

Link

Link

L-Għar tal-lburdan u l-Inħawi tal-Madwar

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi ta’ Pembroke

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tad-Dwejra u tal-Qawra/Rdumijiet ta’ Għawdex: Il-Ponta ta’ Ħarrux sal-Bajja tax-Xlendi/Rdumijiet ta’Għawdex: Il-Ponta ta San Dimitri sal-Ponta ta Ħarrux

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tal-Buskett u tal-Girgenti

Link​​​

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tal-Għadira

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tal-Imġiebaħ u tal-Miġnuna

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tar-Ramla

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tar-Ramla tat-Torri u tal-Irdum tal-Madonna

Link

Link

Link

L-Inħawi tax-Xlendi u tal-Wied tal-Kantra/Rdumijiet ta’ Għawdex: Id-Dawra tas-Sanap sa tal-Ħajt

Link​

Link

Link

Rdumijiet ta’ Malta: Għajn Tuffieħa

Link

Link

Link

Rdumijiet ta’ Malta: Ir-Ramla ta’ Għajn Tuffieħa sax-Xaqqa

Link

Link

Link

Rdumijiet ta’ Malta: Mir-Ramla taċ-Ċirkewwa sar-Ramla tal-Mixquqa

Link

Link

Link

Rdumijiet ta’ Malta: Mix-Xaqqa sal-Ponta ta’ Bengħisa

Link

Link

Link

Rdumijiet u L-Inħawi ta’ Ta’ Ċenċ

Link

Link

Link

Wied il-Miżieb

Link​

Link

Link

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