• Petitioning Dr. Joseph Muscat
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Prime Minister
Dr. Joseph Muscat
Minister for Sustainable Development
Dr. Leo Brincat
Acting Chairman, Alternattiva Demokratika
Perit Carmel Cacopardo
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Leader of the Nationalist Party
Dr. Simon Busuttil (Leader of the Nationalist Party)

Protect Malta’s Health and Green Heritage.

    1. FAA Malta
    2. Petition by

      FAA Malta

      Tal-Qroqq, Malta

Dear Friends,

In Malta we are facing an almost daily destruction of the heritage of our towns, villages and countryside.

Trees are scientifically proven to be important to our health, reducing rates of toxic emissions, dust and noise.  Malta has the highest rate of asthma in the EU, and Maltese residents are the most concerned about air pollution. Yet MEPA deprives residents of the benefits of trees when it allows destruction and damage to trees. Roads at Cospicua, Luqa, Fgura, Sliema, Zebbug and Mellieha which used to be lined by beautiful trees are now stripped bare.

Over-development is rated as Malta’s greatest environmental problem, yet permits are being issued to build flats and destroy some of Malta’s finest old gardens like those of Villino Chappelle and Villa Mekrech. Abuse is tolerated and no attempt is made to halt over-development.

We are therefore asking the three political parties to state their position on the protection of our urban trees and old gardens which are such a precious lung in our built-up towns and villages. We ask you to please join us in calling on all parties to recognise that Malta’s health and economic prosperity through tourism depends on putting a stop to over-development.

Help us stop this destruction by sending the letter below, asking each political party leader to clarify his stand by pledging to protect Malta’s natural heritage, by halting the destruction of our urban trees, our beautiful old gardens, countryside and unspoilt beaches, in favour of our health and the heritage of future generations.

Act now – tomorrow may be too late! Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3dl08F5SGo

Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, Friends of the Earth (Malta), NatureTrust Malta, Ramblers’ Association.

Recent signatures


    1. Decision-maker Perit Carmel Cacopardo responds:

      Perit Carmel Cacopardo

      AD supports this petition. Trees form an integral part of our life. They are part of the same eco-system to which we belong. They are our partners. They respect us, we ought to respect them.

    2. Reached 3,000 signatures
    3. Update on Stop Killing Trees Petition

      FAA Malta
      Petition Organizer

      Dear Supporters,

      Thanks to you, we already have an achievement to celebrate as your emails have convinced our authorities to save the trees at Senglea Waterfront. However many trees are still at risk at Naxxar, Tarxien, Paola and other parts of Malta and Gozo.

      Please share the http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-killing-trees-in-malta petition with ALL your contacts in order to give power to the elbow of those in authority who have trees at heart. Lets stop this senseless destruction of urban trees which give so many physical and mental health benefits to town-dwellers.

      Act now – tomorrow may be too late! Watch the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3dl08F5SGo

      Many thanks,

      The Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar Tree Group,
      supported by Ramblers’ Association, NatureTrust Malta,Friends of the Earth (Malta), Malta Organic Agriculture Movement,Greenhouse,Youth for the Environment, Gozo University Group,Cottonera Forum,Balluta Residents' Association,Moviment Harsien Hondoq

      Stop Killing Trees in Malta

      Dear Friends, In Malta we are facing an almost daily destruction of the natural heritage of our towns and villages, especially trees. At a time when...

    4. Reached 2,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Frances Waughman MARSASCALA, MALTA
      • 17 days ago

      please protect Malta from all the destrution that is going on around the world and keep our country safe and a place for our children and grand children to grow up in. thank you very much.

    • Alejandra Bonifacio GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS
      • 2 months ago

      Development of Malta, landscape heritage and health.

    • Rosemary Bedford-Jones ST PAUL'S BAY, MALTA, MALTA
      • 4 months ago

      oxegen air birds shade beauty nature not barren

    • Alan Saliba Gauci RABAT, MALTA
      • 4 months ago

      to help raise awareness about the importance of taking care of Nature for future generations

    • Marion Cachia ZABBAR, UNITED STATES
      • 4 months ago

      The island is well known for it s high temperatures, trees are ideal to give us some shade.


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