The "Setting up the first coastal nature reserve in Malta - Dwejra" project was financed from LIFE (third countries) Community Programme. This programme supported technical assistance activities for promoting sustainable development and environmental improvement.
This project, which was led by Nature Trust Malta, aimed at creating the first coastal nature reserve in the Maltese Islands. Dwejra was considered to be a unique area due to its ecological, geomorphologic, palaeontological and archeological features.
The project aimed to protect and improve the environment in the area through the following 4 stages of the project:
1. Consultations with all the stakeholders;
2. Compilation of data and evaluation of existing data;
3. Actual physical works to conserve the site;
4. Production of education and information material.
MEPA was one of the main partners of the project, which was launched on 1st April 2004 and was completed in July 2007.
The total budget for this project was €324,708, to which MEPA contributed €72,600.
Within MEPA, the project was coordinated by the Forward Planning Unit with assistance from the EU and Multilateral Affairs Unit.
This project has been realised with the
financial assistance of the European Union