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#LeaveDwejraDark: Cami Appelgren Rallies Public To Raise €2,000 And Save The Stargazing Site

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Malta’s environmentalists have a new fight on their hands as they take aim at further development in the Dwejra area – and it’s no longer a solitary venture.

Cami Appelgren, Birdlife Malta and the Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy – Malta have launched a crowdfunding campaign to try and raise funds to appeal a decision by the Environmental and Planning Review Tribunal to allow a restaurant to install lights and expand their dining area in Dwejra.

Dwejra is a Natura2000 site as well a Dark Sky Heritage site under the protection of the Wild Birds Directive. 

How to support the objector with the appeal costs:https://www.facebook.com/1342645749212751/posts/1668881183255871?s=620565748&sfns=mo

Posted by Cami Appelgren on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Posting on Facebook, ISSA asked anyone able to kindly donate towards the cost of the appeal

There are a number of organisations supporting the campaign. Malta’s astronomical institutions are particularly concerned about light pollution in the area, as Dwejra is one of the last good sites on the archipelago from which to observe the Milky Way.

===========================================CROWDFUNDING INITIATIVE TO APPEAL AGAINST FURTHER DEVELOPMENT IN…

Posted by Institute of Space Sciences and Astronomy – ISSA – University of Malta on Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Those who would like to donate to the cause can do so to the following details: 

ACCOUNT NAME: Birdlife Malta

BANK €: BOV (Bank of Valletta)

IBAN: MT43VALL22013000000040010951507

SWIFT/BIC: VALLMTMT

Acc. no: 40010951507

Reference “Dwejra” in the transfer and you’re good to go!

You’ve just helped #KeepDwejraDark! Any excess funding will go directly towards Dwejra’s funding. 

Tag a friend in the comments below so they know to donate to this awesome initiative. 

READ NEXT: ‘Shame On You’: Cami Appelgren Takes Aim At Dwejra Restaurant Extension’s Effects On Local Wildlife

 

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