The Bluefin tuna policy has deeper ramifications than ‘slime’ in our swimming zones. The consequences of the policy have an impact on the ecosystems, the socio-economic profile of the fishing communities, the diving industry and the Maltese social fabric at large.
The essential step to resolving Malta’s waste crisis is to stop the futile and opportunistic finger-pointing, understand the underlying causes and consider the sensible solutions.
The question is not whether we will run out of physical land (although in a country as small as Malta this is physically possible), but rather what kind of society do we want to be. Do we want to depend on imports? Do we want to do away with agriculture altogether?
Another referendum on Spring hunting will not resolve Malta’s top conservation conflict.
How can communities resist aggressive development? Wirt iż-Żejtun shares a recipe for success.
It is through re-establishing compassionate connections between people and abolishing the social hierarchy that nature can once again be valued.
A coalition for protecting the remaining open spaces should include all those groups that have an interest in maintaining it: eNGOs, local councils, fireworks enthusiasts, hunters, trappers, and ERA.