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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 »


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


December 18 - 20, 2014
With less than 2" (30 mm) average annual rainfall the Arava is one of the most arid desert regions in the world. Learn how plans and...
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Prehistoric Caves

Friday, December 19, 2014
Visit the prehistoric caves along the Carmel River, with evidence of human civilization dating back 500,00 years. Go for a botany walk...
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Chasing Away the Darkness

Friday, December 19, 2014
Nature meets tradition with this Hanukah experience. Take part in a menorah making workshop at the Ein Gedi Field School. Light Hanukah...
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A Walk On the Heights

Friday, December 19, 2014
Walk along the Ein Tzor route at Ramat Nadiv, delighting in the fresh scent of wildflowers and lush vegetation and taking in the...
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Exploring Festive Haifa

Friday, December 19, 2014
In Haifa, between the Nisnas Wadi and the German Colony, tour the neighborhood alleys and festive holiday market during the Festival of...
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