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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 »


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

Discovery Nature Tour - Spring 2015

March 14 - 23, 2015
Discover natural Israel with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. View sample itinerary >> More details...
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Eilat Birds Festival

March 15 - 22, 2015
The Eilat Birds Festival is organized by the Israel Ornithological Center of the SPNI and has become one of the most significant...
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Cental Park Bird Walk

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Central Park, New York City
Join SPNI's expert ornithologists in Central Park, New York City for an exciting Bird Walk to see the beautiful birds right in the...
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Discovery Nature Tour - Summer 2015

August 15 - 24, 2015
Discover natural Israel with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Experience Israel with SPNI specialists during this...
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Discovery Nature Tour - Autumn 2015

November 14 - 23, 2015
Discover natural Israel with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. In perfect time for the autumnal bird migration, bird...
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