Nature Trust (Malta) has brought over a unique exhibition of life-size and life-like inflatable whales, dolphins, sharks and turtles for what it is calling a marine roadshow.

The event was organised in collaboration with the British High Commission, Project Aware Foundation and Whales and Dolphins Conservation Society.

It is aimed at creating awareness among children and adults about the need to protect the marine environment.

The roadshow is touring schools and some public places such as Bay Street on Sunday between 10 a.m. and 4.30 p.m., Imax on Monday and Tuesday and St. George's Bay on December 10 between 10 a.m. and 3.30 p.m.

December 10, the last day, will include an open day by the organisation's Marine Rescue Unit, a 24-hour service of volunteers, among them biologists and veterinarians, who rescue injured dolphins and turtles.

This expensive service saves the lives of at least three dolphins and a dozen turtles every year, Nature Trust said.

NT is collecting funds in order to set up a wildlife clinic and rehabilitation centre within the Xrobb L-Ghagin park. The clinic will cater for all wildlife animals, including marine turtles, hedgehogs, reptiles and birds.

Persons wishing to donate Lm2 can send a blank SMS to 50618062 for both Vodafone and Go Mobile or can send in their donations by cheque addressed to Nature Trust (Malta) Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre Project, P.O. Box 9. Valletta.

For further information contact NT Malta on, tel./fax 2131 3150, 0356, 9942 2086.

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