Recently, a number of White Poplar trees found in Wied Irmiedi of H’Attard were found to be vandalised. The White Poplar, being strictly under protection by national legislation, was subject to an irrationally planned act where the person involved removed the bark of the trees. As a result, these trees are gradually dying due to the damage caused. Such acts of vandalism on the natural environment go against everything eNGOs strive for and thus should not be tolerated.
Green areas are important for society’s physical and psychological well-being, apart from providing a better environment. We strongly suggest that appropriate action should be taken by the authorities following acts of vandalism on the environment.