Fieldwork on Ecosystems
Aim: To investigate the different ecosystems found at Foresta 2000
Introduction: The Foresta 2000 is an afforestation project north of Mellieha Bay. In the 1990’s the environmental organisations Bird life Malta, Din l’ Art Helwa and PARK wanted to do something as new millennium project. It was decided to restore a large area of abandoned land to a large Mediterranean Woodland. This is because Malta has nearly no remaining woodland since it was all cut down along the years. Originally, the idea was the plant around 2000 Holm Oak trees deliberation they decided to plant more than one type of tree for several reasons. For more biodiversity and in the case that a tree catches a life threating disease the others won’t get infected. At the end the project grew and many schools companies and other organisations join to plant the tree on the forest now hold around 20000 trees. Many trees are still young woodland and needs human care until it turns to a mature woodland.
Apparatus: clipboard, quadrats, strings and rods for line transect, camera.
Material: pen, notebook, leaflet provided by Birdlife, reference book.
Station 1 Changing Habitat
|Symbols |Species | | | | |
| | |Quadrat throws |Total |Frequency |Frequency % |
| | |1 |2 |3 |4 |
| | |1 |2 |3 |
|Is the area managed? (yes / no |Yes