BirdLife Malta is an NGO and the only organisation in Malta that caters for injured birds. Situated between Europe and Africa, the Maltese Islands are an important resting place for migratory birds. Unfortunately, not all birds find the refuge they need on our Islands with many ending up injured after being targeted with shotguns used during the hunting season or simply from exhaused from their mammoth journey.
We take calls around the clock and when notified about injured birds we immediately dispatch a team to retrieve it and take it to the vet for a thorough examination. BirdLife Malta invests time and resources in rehabilitating the birds we retrieve with the hope of releasing them back into the wild where they belong. This crowdfunding appeal will help us tremendously in enabling us to invest in much-needed resources as the demand for our service grows. Every year we rehabilitate and release over 25 birds but we collect much more. We are hoping that with this target amount we can possibly cater for two years of this operational work.
The cost for each bird which we rehabilitate is different depending on the species, the injury type and the length of stay. We are crowdfunding to cover costs such as:
- Food supply
- General care such as cleaning of the wounded area
- Medicinal costs
- Other essential resources and materials needed to locate and retrieve the wounded birds
We want to be able to save as many injured birds as possible. We save birds and you can too. Thank you.
12/19/2017#ISAVEBIRDS: Donation & Membership plus Book€50.00