Protected Areas - International

Various multilateral environmental agreements exist, which call for the designation of protected areas. Some also aim at creating ecological networks across countries.

Sites of international importanc
e include the following:

  • Wetlands of International Importance, or Ramsar sites​, are designated under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (or UN Ramsar Convention). Malta has two such sites: L-Għadira and Is-Simar.

Below is a selection of protected sites...

Il-Maqluba (top left); is-Salini (top right); is-Simar (bottom left); Filfla (bottom right).