Welcome to Majjistral's Website

Watch a brief intro to the park here

http://vimeo.com/99181398

Welcome to the official website dedicated to the Majjistral Nature and History Park, Malta's first natural national park.

The area in the northwest of Malta, which includes the coastal area from Golden Bay to Il-Prajjet and ix- Xagħra l-Ħamra, was declared a national park by the Government of Malta by Legal Notice 251 of 2007 in September 2007. The Park has taken the name of the northwest wind/region: majjistral in the Maltese language.

The Park’s area includes a stretch of 6km of protected coast designated as part of a larger Special Area of Conservation of International Importance within the Natura 2000 network of sites as per the European Habitats Directive. The directive calls for the effective management of such sites through the adoption and implementation of management plans.

The Majjistral Park also contains a number of historical and archaeological sites that have been identified in one of a series of studies commissioned by the Malta Tourism Authority. Whilst various areas of the park still sustain agricultural activities, other areas consist of natural habitats. The park organises regular outdoor activities which aim to encourage an active lifestyle while becoming aware of the natural heritage of the area. Educational school visits are held during the cooler months while summer sees more of a focus on the coast with guided snorkelling sessions offered at the beautiful sandy beach of Golden Bay which has been designated as Beach of Quality according to international Blue Flag criteria.

The Park is being managed by the Heritage Parks Federation consisting of 3 NGOs involved in coastal management, cultural restoration and environmental protection. The management is overseen by a management board, composed of 3 representatives from the NGOs, three from the public sector, Mellieħa Local Council and a chairperson. The Management Board is currently made up of the following members: Chairperson: Dr. Carmen Sammut, Members: Ms Nadia Suda Lanzon, Mr Darren Saliba, Mr Joe Cristina, Mr John Buttigieg, Mr Peter Mamo, Mr. Martin Galea, Dr. Rudolf Ragonesi, Mr. Vince Attard.

The Park is a member of the EUROPARC Federation which represents protected areas in 35 countries.

European Day of Parks 24 May 2014

European Day of Parks 24 May 2014

This weekend, as members of EUROPARC we celebrate the European Day of Parks. 
If you are a youth you can join us this Friday for our special shearwater event. Otherwise you can enjoy the park any time you want and send your submission for the competition: 
http://europarc.org/whats-on/european-day-of-park

The European Day of Parks 2014 is for people of all ages: children, youngsters, young adults, adults and seniors. Anyone can contribute her/his own idea and passion experienced in nature. Create a piece of artwork in any shape you like, but send it to us digitalized (in a photo format), and enter the competition!
The 2014 day will run as an online contest on Facebook for the most inspiring material of the day.
Acceptable materials: videos, Photos, Paintings, Collage posters, Any other

All of the material must be digitalized (sent as .jpeg or web link) and submit through e-mail to: edop@europarc.org. When submitting, please include the author, short description, protected area, place and date where the artwork was produced.
The material can and must be received from now until June 2nd , when an online album with the material will be created and published on EUROPARC’s official Facebook Page. This album will then be open for voting. The artwork that in total receives the most “likes” and “shares” will be awarded at the EUROPARC Annual Conference. Voting will be open until July 31st. 
So go get creative and spread the word!