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Restored Levi Eshkol House Photo Tal Pesses

Levi Eshkol Museum and Gardens Open to the Public

December 28, 2016
On December 20, the Levi Eshkol Museum and Gardens opened to the public. Once the residence of Israeli Prime Ministers David Ben-Gurion,... Read more »


Jerusalem forest area on fire, November 2016. Photo Amir Balaban

Ecologists advise Israelis to resist tree-planting after fires

November 30, 2016
Though there is a desire to plant new trees to replace the tens of thousands of dunams of forestation that was recently lost due to... Read more »


Fire in Haifa. Photo by Yoram Yihye

Israelis Open Their Homes to Shelter Evacuees from Wildfires

November 25, 2016
In response to the overwhelming wildfires raging across central and northern Israel, several national organizations established call... Read more »


Greater spotted eagle.Photo Jonathan Meyrav

Wings over Israel: Conservation Challenges & Second Chances

October 7, 2016
Due to its central location, Israel provides an Afro-Eurasian pathway for migrating birds every year. SPNI is coordinating efforts with... Read more »


Ophir Pines speaking at the conference. Photo: Dov Greenblat

Smartphones and Special Needs Team Save Sea Turtles in Israel

September 4, 2016
Last fall, SPNI developed an app that helps the public send real-time reports on maritime environmental incidents and hazards straight... Read more »


Marking the Israel National Trail. Photo by Dov Greenblat

Blazing Trails in Israel (Literally)”

August 25, 2016
SPNI is responsible for blazing and maintaining more than 10,000 kilometers of hiking trails all over Israel. Since 1947, SPNI has... Read more »


Herd of Gazelles in Gazelle Valley Park. Photo by Amir Balaban.

Battleground Israel: Should Environmental Conservation Outshine Terror Deterrence?

August 18, 2016
SPNI’s Director of Partnerships and Development Jay Shofet discusses the importance of conserving Israel’s ecology as well... Read more »


Achziv Beach. Photo: Dov Greenblat

Knesset Committee Deliberates Long-Dormant Achziv Beach Plan

June 29, 2016
A development plan drafted in 1994 called for the construction of numerous hotels and 1,600 single-unit homes to be built right next to... Read more »


Tel Aviv Hotels on the Coastline. Photo by Dov Greenblat.

27,000 Hotel Rooms to be added by 2026 to Environmentalists’ Angst

June 7, 2016
A plan named “Tama 35” expects to map out the construction of 27,000 hotel rooms in the next 20 years along the... Read more »


Champions of the Flyway 2016 Team. Photo: Dov Greenblat

Winter’s tails: Whizz gets a gong and the birdwatching World Cup

March 27, 2016
SPNI and BirdLife International are co-sponsoring Champions of the Flyway, the birding equivalent of the World Cup.  Funds raised... Read more »


Hiking Israel National Trail. Photo: Dov Greenblat

Eco-Tour Shows Off 'Green Israel'

February 28, 2016
To mark the Israel Trails 20 th anniversary, representatives of five European environmental groups have been hiking the trail with a... Read more »


Palmachim Beach. Photo: Dov Greenblat

Greens Demand that Gov’t Compensate Palmahim Resort Developers

January 6, 2016
While Palmahim Beach is destined to become a national park rather than a beach resort, the land’s initial developers have sunk... Read more »