Malta: Brussels orders hunting quotas for turtle dove to be cut by 50%

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Malta will have to reduce its hunting bag limit on turtle dove by 50% during the autumn, after the European Commission deemed the species needed more protection.

In a statement, BirdLife Malta praised the fact that the turtle dove, hunted in Malta also during the spring under a contentious derogation from the EU ban on hunting in spring, would have more protection. 

Source MaltaToday

Updated: 1745

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