11 October, 2021
Light pollution is a major and growing threat for breeding Yelkouan Shearwater (Garnija), Scopoli’s Shearwater (Ċiefa) and Mediterranean Storm-petrel (Kanġu ta’ Filfla) in the Maltese Islands. For the 2021 Scopoli’s fledging season we published this blog to once again call on the public to look out for any such seabirds which often end up grounded in urban areas, at times kilometres away from the coast. LIFE PanPuffinus! is also helping seabirds through its multinational effort to improve the conservation status of the different shearwater species.