The Blue Flag award season for Ramla Bay and Ghajn Tuffieha Bay this year is from June 15 until the 30th September.
We would like to thank to all the people who made this possible.
Special thank to MTA that supported the lifeguards in both beaches; ERRC and Red Cross who provided a great lifeguards service; Cleansing department and Ministry of Gozo that serviced the bins and kept the beaches clean; Transport Malta for setting up and maintaining the swimming zone in both bays, "That's Rubbish" who provided us with over 3500 ashtrays to support our campaign "kindly use ashtrays"; our friends from Sharklab for their support and collaboration in the educational activities we carried out through the season; all our EVS, no-EVS volunteers and interns who have contributed with the patrols, maintenance and cleaning of the protected areas; and of course to all the visitors who have respected the general rules of behavior to keep the protected areas better than they found it.
Climbing these slopes is very dangerous and critically increases the erosion process.
Please help us to protect the area by using the indicated path
About erosion: The archipelago of Malta is made of calcareous and clay rock formations and it is characterized by high coastal erosion. The clay has a softer consistency than the limestone. The power of the sea and the climatic conditions (mainly temperature, wind, humidity and exposure to the sun) act differentially on these rocks; in fact clays are being eroded faster than the limestone.
Sliding down along or climbing this clay slope induces the removal of clay sediments which fall downwards by gravity. These sediments are then removed by the sea.
MEP'S FAIL TO ENDORSE GEO ENGINEERING PETITION THAT WAS ACCEPTED BY THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN APRIL.
Most regrettably despite the public call by The Gaia Foundation to all MEP's to endorse the petition to the European Parliament (EP) to investigate and regulate geo engineering, which has been ignored at international and European governance level, a petition that was itself accepted by the EP, MEP's in Malta have failed to endorse it, and have totally ignored what is seen as a matter of growing importance at European level. Gaia's call was covered over a month ago in the local media. Here is the link to the coverage in the Times of Malta of the 17th April.