WBRU denies allegations that spring hunting not properly monitored

WBRU categorically denies allegations that the spring hunting season is not properly monitored in line with the requirements of the Birds Directive. 

WBRU not only monitors the daily uptake of the national bag limits through the game reporting systems, but also has a team of compliance officers who regularly monitor the spring hunting season on the ground together with the Executive Police.

Enforcement data, game reporting data and the migration study data, which monitors the daily influx of quail and turtle-dove over the Maltese Islands, speak of a totally different reality than that attempted to be portrayed in public statements.

The Wild Birds Regulation Unit works with tangible and factual data, not social media, to ascertain that Article 9 derogations are being properly implemented.