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ERA Steps In And Finally Removes Campers Found Breaching Tal-Ful Campsite In Comino

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The Environment and Resources Authority has stepped in and removed the campers who were in breach of the Tal-Ful campsite regulations in Comino.

This comes following exclusive photos which were revealed by Lovin Malta showing the state of the campsite with campers having left a permanent set-up behind.

“Over the past few weeks, ERA officers were actively following the situation. The Authority confirms that the last semi-permanent structure was removed on Friday, thus assuring fair access to the site to all campers,” ERA said in a statement. 

“Campers on-site were informed of the new regulations and asked to conform to them. When the the campsite was upgraded, and a number of semi-permanent structures were set up causing an inconvenience to other campers,” it explained.

“Certain camps were also observed to be set up for extended periods, blocking other campers from using the site. These rules seek to address several pertinent issues that have been noted at the campsite, including the size and types of camps which may be used and the duration which camps may be left on site,” it said.

ERA also promised that officers will continue monitoring the situation and address any illegalities. Over the past year, ERA and Ambjent Malta carried out Rehabilitation works to give the campsite and its surroundings a new lease of life.

ERA and Ambjent Malta worked together to remove illegally dumped material, installed fencing, planted several trees and carried out ground levelling.

ERA would also like to remind the general public that apart from the designated zone at ‘Tal-Ful’, no camping activity can be carried out at Comino unless authorised by the Authority.

This is not the first time this has happened, with campers deciding to leave their gear set up, including tents, tables, tarps and a makeshift enclosure system. 

A concerned man had sent images over the last weeks of the state of the campsite, showing how it has been taken over by permanent setups.

This is not the first time that the campsite has been taken over by these set-ups, proving it to be difficult for other campers to make use of the site.

What do you make of the action by authorities taken? 

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When Sasha (formerly known as Sasha Tas-Sigar) is not busy writing about environmental injustice, she's probably fighting for women's rights. Follow her at @saaxhaa on Instagram, and send her anything related to the environment, art, and women's rights at [email protected]

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