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Afforestation

Ambjent Malta is responsible for implementing afforestation and habitat restoration of abandoned government land and for maintaining and restoring the parks as well as afforested/restored natural areas that are under the Directorate’s responsibility.

In 2017, various restoration projects were carried out in existing public gardens as well as forestation projects in a number of localities in Malta. 


Habitat restoration at Marsaxlokk 


Reforestation and habitat restoration projects were carried out in Swatar, Wied Blandun, Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq and Marsaxlokk, Ta’ Qali, the Family Park of Marsascala, Xrobb l-Għaġin, Buskett, Ħal Far, Salina and in various urban areas, where 3,965 trees and shrubs were planted so far. 


Reforestation at Buskett 


Other restoration projects began in the gardens of Argotti, Ġnien l-Għarusa tal-Mosta, the picnic area in Ta’ Qali and the garden known as il-Foss in Ħaż-Żabbar. These restoration projects involve the planting of trees and shrubs as well as mantainence works and the installation of new facilities for the public. 


Reforestation at Swatar 



The Valley Management Unit carried out several restoration projects and maintenance works in the valleys of Wied Baqqiegħa limits of Ħaż-Żebbuġ, Wied Qirda limits of Siġġiewi and Żebbuġ, Wied is-Sewda and Wied iċ-Ċawsli limits of Qormi, Wied Irmiedi limits of Attard, Wied Qannotta limits of Burmarrad, Wied ta’ Għajn Żejtuna, limits of Mellieħa and Wied Garnaw, limits of Santa Luċija. In addition, maintenance work werecarried out on rubble walls and stone water channels in various valleys and also implemented cleanups of various watercourses.