15th June 2017 – After the recent vandalism that took place in Foresta 2000 when 36 olive trees were sawed off in a deliberate attempt to dishearten the work done by both Din l-Art Ħelwa and BirdLife Malta, a number of people and entities showed their support and anger at what happened.
The Alfred Mizzi Foundation went a step further and committed itself in helping these two NGOs to overcome this hurdle by supporting financially a number of works needed in this unique woodland. When asked why The Alfred Mizzi Foundation was so quick to offer assistance, Trustee Julian Sammut said that it was a shame to see the fruit of such hard work, much of it carried out on a voluntary basis, literally cut down.
Perpetrators of vandalism like this must know that for every bad there is good, and that Maltese society will stand up to such ignorant and harmful acts. Mr. Sammut added that fortunately The Alfred Mizzi Foundation was in a position to back up its solidarity with financial assistance and when doing this it was supporting the protests of all civilised Maltese.
On behalf of Din l-Art Ħelwa, Executive President Ms Maria Grazia Cassar, thanked the Alfred Mizzi Foundation for their kind gesture and expressed the committment of Din L-Art Ħelwa to continue striving in its mission towards a more cultural and environmental friendly society.
Apart from thanking the Alfred Mizzi Foundation, BirdLife Malta CEO, Mr Mark Sultana reminded the general public that this place is open all year round and enjoyed by a number of families. Such places are precious for the wellbeing of our society.