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
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.
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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)
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.
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