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Celebrating our 60th year, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel's leading environmental non-profit organization. For the past 60 years SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel's natural resources, environment, natural assets and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.


Nature News

SPNI's Noam Weiss reflects on Israel's Worst Ecological Disaster, the Arava Oil Spill in Evrona Nature Reserve

Regulating Israel's Fisheries in 2015

December 13, 2014
As the year comes to an end, the Agriculture Ministry says it will impose tighter restrictions on Israel's fishing industry in 2015. The... Read more »


Israel’s Worst-Ever Ecological Disaster - A Personal Perspective by Noam Weiss

December 10, 2014
2014, the year of so many triumphs for Israeli nature, ends in disaster. On December 3 rd , a pipeline in the Evrona Nature Reserve... Read more »


Announcements

Oil Spill in the Arava

Learn how SPNI is responding to the December 4th oil spill in southern Israel. Read our update >>

Galil (Photo credit: Chen Yinai)

Discovery Nature Tours

For the first time in over a decade, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is offering one-of-a-kind experiences in Israel in English.

Join us for 9 days of hiking, discovery and exploration in Israeli nature. Hike the desert oasis Ein Gedi with an expert guide; discover the secrets of Jerusalem’s Old City; bird watch in the Hula Valley, swim in the refreshing Banias stream, learn about and experience, with SPNI's specialists, Israeli flora, fauna, and natural habitats!

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Recent Blog

SPNI prepares for the sabbatical year.

Going into the Shmitta Year

October 7, 2014
This Rosh Hashana saw the beginning of the shmitta or sabbatical year. According to Leviticus 25:1–7, every 7 years the Land of...
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Jerusalem Environment and Nature Conference: Biodiversity

January 21, 2014
In many ways it felt appropriate that the day after the passing of Azaria Alon, the forefather of Israel’s environmental movement...
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From Sweden To The Negev

October 15, 2013
Born and raised in Sweden, Sara Kallus has made her home in Mitzpeh Ramon. Gathering inspiration from the wooded landscapes of her...
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Israel's 4th Annual Community Garden Conference

October 9, 2013
Earlier this week I visited Israel’s 4 th National Community Garden Conference in Haifa. I was overwhelmed by the energy of the...
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Summer Photo Contest

August 20, 2013
Our Summer Photo Contest has been a huge success. We received nearly one thousand pictures from amatuer photographers all over the...
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Event Calendar


Rainbow Romp

Saturday, December 27, 2014
At the beginning of winter, nature comes to life. Wander through the Rainbow Hills (Beit Keshet) between the massive Tabor oaks and the...
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Cyclamen Between the Rocks

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Start the day with the spectacular view from Hamukhrah. Learn about the special connection between this hill and Elijah the Prophet and...
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Zohar B'Midbar

Saturday, December 27, 2014
Hike this beautiful 4km trail with stunning views of the Dead Sea and the hills of Moab. Through narrow canyons, between high cliffs...
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Date Palms in the Moonlight

Friday, January 2, 2015
Even in the darkness of night there are things to see in nature. Under the bright full moon, beneath a starry sky, walk through the...
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Made in Israel: Discovering Arik Einstein

Friday, January 2, 2015
This city tour will visit the milestones of Arik Einstein's life. How did this humble man reach the status of national icon? Discover...
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