Maltese Banter on anything Environmentally or Culturally interesting!


Is elephant conservation backfiring?

African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are the largest living terrestrial animals in the world, located in dense forests, miombo woodlands and deserts across Eastern, Western and Southern Africa. This animal has been historically poached for the ivory trade, decimating numbers that once swelled to over a million to a few thousands…

Mini Elephants

I'm sure that most Maltese have heard of Għar Dalam, a notable paleontological site in the south of the island of Malta discovered in the late 19th Century. As a child, I remember visiting this site and the adjoining museum, and found it quite cool to discover that elephants, hippos,…