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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]

One battle lost, but the war for democratic planning continues

July 23, 2015
Another chapter of Israel's pressing housing issue has continued to unfold. The fight by The Society for the Protection of Nature in... Read more »

Grounding Israel Electric

July 22, 2015
In an effort to protect the 500 million birds that migrate through Israel twice each year, SPNI has launched a campaign against a 10km... 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.

Many Mammals, One Evening

July 23, 2015
The Challenge A few days ago I celebrated my five year aliyahversary – (the anniversary of my immigration to Israel). For...
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Welcome to the Gazelle Valley

April 1, 2015
Thousands of families, young couples, grandparents and grandchildren were drawn by the advertisements displayed all over the city to...
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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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Event Calendar

Discovery Nature Tour - Autumn 2015

November 15 - 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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