Key points about this information item Salina Nature Reserve, MaltaSalina Nature Reserve in Malta is now run by BirdLife Malta Description:
Salina Nature Reserve, Malta
The Salina Salt Pans are now in the hands of BirdLife Malta and have been designated as a Nature Reserve. Originally built by the Knights of St John, the salt pans have supplied sea salt to the Maltese Islands since the 16th century, but are now no longer used.
The site benefitted from a €7 million development, partially funded by the EU and now includes three new wooden buildings housing the visitor centre. The area is protected under the Natura 2000 network and attracts numerous species of birds along with being the home to a range of flora and fauna. Flamingos can often be seen on the salt pans during their migration period, taking a well-earned rest.
The Salina Salt Pans are due to open for a special event on 12th March 2017 and will eventually be open to the public on a regular basis.
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