Land reclamation plan endangers protected marine area; Malta

Land reclamation plan endangers protected marine area; Malta

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Portomaso area, Saint Julian’s bay, Malta. Photo source: ©© Gerhard Palnstorfer

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Extensive land reclamation is being proposed in Paceville, an area west of Saint Julian’s already known to be rich in sea grasses, that are protected by the European Union’s Habitats Directive and which is adjacent to a marine conservation area…

Read Full Article, Malta Today (10-03-2016)

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