Malta Environment Foundation (MEF) aims to support local environmental initiatives and nurture a sustainable, resilient future for Malta’s wildlife and community by:

  • Channelling new sources of funding from philanthropy and the private sector, directing resources to existing environmental initiatives that strive to safeguard nature.

  • Working directly with these initiatives to gain a comprehensive understanding of the underlying causes of environmental degradation in Malta and develop meaningful partnerships that aim to tackle these challenges.

  • Fostering a supportive community within Malta’s environmental sector, promoting intersectionality, collaboration, and co-creation.

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Our People

Our Executive Director is in charge of the day-to-day management and coordination work on the ground, assisted by scientific and technical advisors and the Steering Committe.

The Steering Committee is a core part of MEF’s organisational structure and acts as the funding and decision-making mechanism of the Foundation. As ambassadors of MEF, Committee members leverage their personal networks to promote the organization’s mission and grow MEF’s community. MEF is actively seeking new partnerships to support its work. If you are interested in joining the Steering Committee, please contact tamsin@maltaenvironment.org .

Executive Director

  • Tamsin Caruana

    Executive Director

    Tamsin grew up with a fascination for nature and the great outdoors. Having an artist for a mother and a musician for a father fostered her sensitivity to the rhythms of life and a deep connection to the Maltese environment. Graduating with a BA Hons in Geography (University of Malta) she then emigrated to London where she gained experience working for various companies including managing a bespoke tour company and as a coordinator for an energy efficiency company. In that time she also volunteered for a number of environmental charities including the London Wildlife Trust. In 2016 she gained a MSc in Protected Area & Countryside Management (Birkbeck University of London) and subsequently returned to her native Malta.

    After a year of volunteering for various environmental NGOs making contacts and running creative workshops she worked as an Events Officer for Il-Majjistral Nature and History Park. Following this she worked as Site Manager for two nature reserves managed by Nature Trust – FEE Malta.

    Tamsin is excited to be Executive Director for the MEF as the role focusses her passions, studies and work experience into a serious commitment to guide Malta towards a more sustainable future.



MEF is currently seeking interested Advisory Group members. The Advisory Group is formed by expert volunteers who suggest projects and add technical or scientific guidance on the strategy of the Foundation. If you would like to be involved, contact gail@maltaenvironment.org