Are you planning to organise an activity at Għajn Tuffieħa or Ramla? If so please apply to the Manager here.

Hi there and a big welcome to Gaia in Cyberspace. We have many pages about our projects, and lots of downloads for those interested in our reports, studies and surveys but here's a brief introduction to Project Gaia.

Project Gaia is based upon integrated coastal zone management in the Maltese islands. We are a non profit, non government organisation set up in June 1994 to specialise in this field of environment management. Gaia is part of the Global Ecovillage Network, member of the Worldwatch Institute, and part of the Gaia Movement world wide.

Since we are a hands on project implementation group we do not have resources for campaigns. However we do support other local campaigns, especially those that involve issues that may have an impact on our coastal zone and disseminate information provided by the Worldwatch Institute.

We are currently managing two areas of ecological importance that fall within the proposed sites for the European Natura 2000 Network; under agreement with the Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) and the Ministry for Rural Affairs and the Environment (MRAE)

Ghajn Tuffieha, Ramla l-Hamra Ghajn Tuffieha and Ramla l-Hamra

Managed Sites by The Gaia Foundation

Each arm of this project has been given a Greek Mythological name which symbolises its aim. The most active arms are:

:: Project Apollo
       The running of a visitor centre

:: Project Athene
       Reestablishing olive growth and agroforestry

:: Project Elysium
       Habitat restoration

:: Project Olympus
       Coastal conservation through monitoring,
maintenance, patrols and enforcement of regulations.


:: Project Hermes
       Dissemination of information

:: Project Midas
       Promotion of eco-friendly, fairly traded products
and organic products


:: Project Odysseus
       Promoting eco-tourism

:: Project Persephone
       Promotion of sustainable agriculture

Sharklab-Malta is a registered NGO dedicated to research, raising awareness and making a difference for Elasmobranch (Sharks, Skates, Rays and Chimaeras) in the Mediterranean and around the Maltese Islands. For more information contact or check out the new website www.sharklab-malta.org