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Local campaigns against illegal bird shooting

25th August 2000

For the last seven years International Animal Rescue (Malta) has campaigned against the illegal shooting of birds in Malta. We organise lobbying against the massacres.In the early nineties we campaigned to change the local laws and regulations. With the help of Birdlife (Malta) we campaigned for... read more »

Bird shooting and trapping in Malta

10th July 2000

Way back in the early nineties, a decision to establish a small unit within the existing police force whose main objective was to protect the environment.This unit was officially known as the Administrative Law Enforcement although it was commonly referred to amongst the general public (especially... read more »

Boat donated by IAR to Malta Police

27th June 2000

International Animal Rescue (IAR) and the Administrative Law Enforcement (ALE) section of the Malta Police enjoy a very good working relationship. Helping each other in their respective work and co-operating to better the protection of birds in Malta.During one of our meetings the police told us... read more »

Special Report: Sea lion in Ayia Napa

3rd June 2000

International Animal Rescue (IAR) and British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) have mounted a joint rescue operation to save the life of a Sea Lion in captivity in Cyprus. The appalling condition of the Sea Lion in the Ayia Napa Marine Park (above) is made obvious from comparisons made with the... read more »

IAR Malta Chairman on Council of Europe committee

19th May 2000

The Council of Europe will be setting up a Committee for the Wildlife Rehabilitators from its member states. The Maltese Government, have nominated onto this committee, Max Farrugia who is our Chairman in Malta. Max who is licensed by the Ministry of Environment to act as a rehabilitator, has been... read more »

Animal Tracks

15th February 2000

We are now entering our fourth year of working in Goa and it looks like 2000 will be the year when our sterilisation clinic really gets established.In June 1999 we purchased our very own property which we named ’Animal Tracks’ after our rescue centre in Devon. The property comprises a small house... read more »

The dancing bears of India

8th January 2000

The dancing bears of India are one of the saddest sights you can see. These magnificent creatures are stolen from the wild at a few weeks old by killing the mother who will fight to the death to defend their young.The young bewildered cubs are then bundled into sacks and driven for days to the... read more »


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