Natural Treasures – FILFLA


The small, uninhabited island of Fifla is basically a piece of Coralline Limestone forming very steep high cliffs. It is situated on the southern part of Mlata, a little islet, isolated from the main island. It is of such ecological importance, especially for birds, that it has been declared as an Important Bird Area of Global Importance – therefore it has been afforded protection under national legislation including being declared a Strict Nature Reserve.
Rumor has it that this was only done to decrease the danger of people meeting unexploded bombs around Filfla: the island was used as target practice by the British Armed Forces. Another rumor has it that the island had been twice as high before the British started practicing …

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