Natura 2000 Day 2017

Natura 2000 & LIFE Project Anniversary Day

Across the European Union (EU), Member States select and designate sites to form part of the protected area network referred to as Natura 2000, to safeguard selected habitats and habitats of particular species. In this regard, 21 May has been declared as the European Natura 2000 Day. The aim is for citizens to be aware and appreciate such natural areas, and how they can contribute towards them.

On Sunday 21st May 2017, Malta will join the rest of the EU in celebrating this special day. Celebrations will be held at the Għadira and Simar Nature Reserves and il-Majjistral Nature & History Park and the public is invited to join.

ERA, in collaboration with BirdLife Malta and Il-Majjistral Park, will be having an information stand at:

– the Għadira Nature Reserve which will be open to the public between 10.00 and 16.00
– Il-Majjistral Park’s Visitor Centre between 10.00 and 12.30, at which a seminar titled ‘Discover Natura 2000’ will also be held.

More information is available here.

In celebration of Natura 2000 day, an EU-wide initiative is currently ongoing to upload your picture and make a gesture for our protected areas and take it back to nature!

Visit to learn more about this initiative.

This is a free event for adults, youths, children and families.
Booking for this free seminar is required by sending an email to:

Come and find out more!

Don’t forget to follow Natura 2000 Malta Fbook and support with LIKE Life BaĦAR for Natura 2000.