Press Release 15th August 2014

Din l-Art Helwa is concerned by the government’s decision to again allow hunting until 7 pm in September, removing the 3 pm hunting curfew which was intended to protect migrating birds of prey during this period. Apart from the increased threat to migrating birds, extending the hunting hours limits the enjoyment of the countryside and nature for families and the general public, and only serves the interests of hunters.

Instead of proposing new ideas and measures to improve the protection of the environment and to prevent potential abuse, the government is taking a step backwards by easing up existing environmental regulations in order to appease the hunting lobby.