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in 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,

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Who We Are

the Hula Valley wetlands of the River Jordan to the Savannas of the Arava Desert and from the sandy Mediterranean Coast to the limestone mountains of Jerusalem, all are vital to a delicate natural balance. Israel is blessed with a wide array of biodiversity. It is home to some 2,800 species of plant

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Photo Gallery

The 1,009 km trail running from northern Israel to the Red Sea in the south has been named by National Geographic as one of the holy grails of hiking.Jerusalem Environment & Nature ConferenceBiodiversityOn 20 January 2014, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel hosted its 7th annual Jeru

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Photo Gallery 2012

Photo Gallery 2012 Here you will find a collection of photographs from nature in Israel. All of the photo albums below were comprised of pictures SPNI received in it's 2012 Photo Competition. Each photographer has received credit for their work and their photos are scattered throughout

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Israel National Trail

to the grand scale of biblical landscapes as well as the every day lives of modern Israelis (with opportunities to stop in the cities of Tel Aviv and Jerusalem). But beyond the immense sense of history and breaking news, the trail powerfully connects to something that often gets lost in all the head

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Jerusalem Green Map

Jerusalem Green Map The Green Map is a quick and easy resource for discovering Jerusalem's urban cultural, zoological and nature sites. To check out the Green Map, Click here!  After years of planning SPNI re-launched an English version of the online green map of Jerusalem. T

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Beit Ussishkin Museum

andle. The museum is housed in a beautiful stone structure, designed by architect Leopold Krakauer, and built in the 1950s by expert stonemasons from Jerusalem. SPNI established the museum from concerns that the draining of the Hula Wetlands would result in the loss of native wildlife and&

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Israel's Other Air Defense Problem

opulation of foreign invaders is threatening the unique and fragile native ecosystem.  The new species have been turning up more and more at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory, a small center located on parkland near the Knesset and known, unjustly, to few outside Israel’s ornithological subc

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Book Direct for SPNI

Book Direct for SPNI May 19, 2014 The Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem has launched a new Book Direct program, which shares some of its proceeds with charities, including the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. By booking directly via the Abraham Hostel website visi

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Australian 'super sprinter' seeks record with 1009 km run on Israel National Trail

In 2012 he ran the worlds longest marked trail (5,330k National Trail, Australia) and a total of over 10,500km on trails. Originally published in The Jerusalem PostRead the full article ยป

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Jerusalem

Jerusalem In Israel's capital of Jerusalem lies SPNI's largest urban branch (kehila). SPNI-Jerusalem was founded in 1963 by a group of dedicated nature conservationists, making Jerusalem the oldest and largest of the urban branches.Throughout the years the "Kehila" has taken an active r

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Modi'in

Modi'in Modi’in, nestled halfway between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, is a young and rapidly growing city, sitting on a main ecological corridor. As a result, the plans for development, and even harmful expansion threaten this very ecological corridor, which fosters the presence o

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Community Gardens

that was a permanent fixture in this neighborhood. The garden now serves as a platform for community events and cohesiveness between neighbors. JerusalemMa'aglei Yavne and Or ZamenhoffMa'aglei Yavne's community garden provides much more than vegetables- the garden is also home to an eco-playgr

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Publications

ublications The Campaign to Save Israel’s Wildflower and its Spatial Impacts  Research Paper by Dr. Benny Furst, Hebrew University of Jerusalem In September 1998 the Standards Institute of Israel awarded its National Quality and Excellence Prize to the Society for the Protection of N

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International Center for the Study of Bird Migration

International Center for the Study of Bird Migration Positioned directly on the path of the Western bird migration route, between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, through which 500 million birds migrate in the spring and fall, the International Center for the Study of Bird Migration (ICSBM) is l

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