The environmentalist and ornithologist Joe Sultana passed away earlier today at 78 years of age after being confined to a wheelchair for his last months due to his illness. He was also the father of Birdlife CEO, Mark Sultana.
Sultana was born in Xagħra in Gozo, where he got his education. He taught in government schools until 1977, and from that point on kept working towards eventually becoming managing warden at Villa Psaigon field study centre.
Ex-Chairman of the Alternattiva Demokratika, Arnold Cassola, was prompt with his tribute to Sultana on social media saying that, “Now he is in real harmony with nature.”