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Established in 1953, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel's leading environmental non-profit organization. For over 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

Planning for the Environment in Jerusalem [Photo: Sivan Arbel]

Bringing the Dead Sea to Life Through Art and Music

April 26, 2017
From March 16-27, 23 artists from around the world visited Israel to raise awareness for the efforts to save the Dead Sea, the deepest... Read more »

The Wall: Creating an Ecological Corridor across Political Barriers

April 24, 2017
By Noam Weiss, Director of SPNI International Birding Research Center in Eilat The border between Israel and the Palestinian... Read more »


Mitzpeh Ramon (Photo credit: Danielle Berkowitz)

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.

Urban Development: The Future of Nature

November 23, 2016
There is a common misconception that nature’s place is far away, well outside the boundaries of our cities and towns, to be...
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For Gazelles, Love Is Different (But the Same)

September 25, 2016
If you were to ask a female gazelle to detail the most important qualities of an ideal mate, the domination of an area with the tastiest...
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Eilat, in feathered frenzy, chooses a city bird

July 3, 2016
If you know Eilat, you know it is a very unique place. It's remote and beautiful, surrounded by fantastic natural treasures such as the...
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Nature on your plate

February 23, 2016
One sunny Saturday in November, I participated in one of SPNI’s Foraging Tours along Nahal Taninim (Crocodile Creek). We are all...
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"The Tree of the Field is a Person"

January 25, 2016
Wouldn’t we all wish to be like a tree?  Familiar with the soil we are planted in; possessing fresh foliage and firm roots...
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Event Calendar

Spring Migration in North America's East Coast with SPNI Birders!

Monday, May 8, 2017, 9:00am - Saturday, May 13, 2017, 5:00pm
North America
Join Us for Spring Migration in North America's East Coast with SPNI Birders! In Spring 2017, SPNI Birding experts Dan Alon and...
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