Turtle doves released from aviary in Gozitan school

A number of turtle doves bred in an aviary at Sannat Primary School as part of a project to increase the numbers of these birds have been released in the presence of two Ministers.

The turtle doves were released in the presence of a number of students, Gozo Minister Clint Camilleri, Education Minister Justyne Caruana, Head of school Pauline Grech and other teachers.

The aviary had been inaugurated in February and is the first extension of the project by the Federation of Hunters, Trappers and Conservationists, FKNK for rearing, breeding and releasing of turtle doves into the wild.

Eight of the 350 released turtle doves will be followed through GPS Satellite tracking Devices in order to provide information about movement, speed and height of flight and destination of the birds.