Drone Plotting of the Majjistral Park 

The team started plotting The Majjistral Nature and History Park and create the park’s orthophotos.

The Majjistral Nature and History Park, Malta’s first National Park, is a nature and adventure park is located in the North-West of the Island of Malta. The park covers an area of 6.5 square kilometers and is situated between the towns of Mellieħa and Mġarr. It includes a coastal stretch of about 6 km in length covering the area from Anchor Bay (Il-Prajjet) to Golden Bay (Il-Bajja tal-Mixquqa) and inland toward ix- Xagħra l-Ħamra. The coastal zone hosts a number of important habitats and represents an area of ecological importance, which now form part of the list of Natura 2000 sites of international importance.

The park is named after the Maltese word “Majjistral”, which means “northwesterly wind”, and refers to the strong winds that blow through the area. The park features a diverse range of habitats, including woodland, coastal cliffs, and scrubland, and is home to a variety of flora and fauna, including many species that are native to Malta.

It is no surprise that il-Majjistral Park, spanning a considerable area, harbors a rich variety of invertebrate species, notably insects. Among them, dragonflies, grasshoppers, mantids, cicadas, wasps, bees, beetles, bugs, spiders, freshwater shrimps, and snails.

The Majjistral Nature and History Park offers visitors a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, rock climbing, abseiling, and zip lining. The park also has several picnic areas and viewpoints that offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside and coastline.

In addition to its recreational and educational activities, Park Majjistral is also involved in conservation and environmental research projects, aimed at protecting and preserving the natural heritage of Malta. The park is open to the public year-round, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and cultural history of this Mediterranean island.