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Israel's coastline and marine environment. Photo Dov Greenblat

SPNI Forms a Marine Conservation Dream Team

December 20, 2018
Israel is blessed with a beautiful Mediterranean shoreline and significant marine territory.  If fact, Israel’s waters are so... Read more »


Flora at Bosmat-Tivon. Photo SPNI Urban Nature Survey Unit

Urban Nature Surveys in Arab Society: Spreading the Culture of Conservation

December 10, 2018
By Yael Zilberstein- Barzida, Director of SPNI’s Urban Nature Surveys Unit   Urban nature surveys are conducted by... Read more »


Youth hiking at Timna. Photo Nitai Gildor

SPNI 2018: Loving and Protecting Nature 365 Days a Year

December 3, 2018
Thanks to the generous support of people like you, SPNI has spent the last 365 days tackling numerous environmental challenges and... Read more »


Jerusalem Avenue, Jaffa. Photo Vered Navon

Unprecedented Environmental Victory in Jaffa Saves Historic Trees, Highlights the Power of Activism

October 31, 2018
By Galia Limor-Sagiv and Aya Tager The magnificent Ficus (weeping fig) trees along Jerusalem Avenue in Jaffa are a trademark of... Read more »


Solar panels. Photo Liron Shapira SPNI

Israel's Renewable Energy Challenge

October 28, 2018
By Jeremy Ben-Shalom, SPNI Energy and Infrastructure Coordinator Nature conservation programs often become a double-edged sword,... Read more »


Photo Ohad Tirosh

Important Update: SPNI's Policy on Leviathan Gas Rig

August 29, 2018
The Ministries of Energy and Environmental Protection accepted the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) and Adam Teva... Read more »


Dor Beach. Photo Tzvika El-Az

SPNI's Policy - Leviathan Gas Rig

August 7, 2018
Over the last few weeks, Israeli residents and a few various (mostly local) environmental groups have been protesting the location of... Read more »


Flamingo, Eilat Salt Pools. Photo: Dov Greenblat SPNI

SPNI Teams Up with Israeli Salt Company to Save Water Fowl

August 5, 2018
While salt extraction and sustainability don’t usually go together, executives at the Israeli salt manufacturer Melach Ha'aretz... Read more »


Kishon River. Photo Dov Greenblat

Crisis Averted: Gushing Over Israel’s Governmental Water Bailout

June 14, 2018
By Aya Tager Beyond staking its claim as one of the most innovative countries in the world, Israel has made significant contributions... Read more »


Steinmetz Family,Israel National Trail Gate in Eilat. Photo Aya Tager

New Southern Gate for Israel National Trail

June 3, 2018
On 27 May the southern gate of the Israel National Trail was inaugurated at SPNI’s Eilat Field School. The new gateway, which... Read more »


Gazelle fawn. Photo by Ayala Becker

Born Free – In the City

April 25, 2018
By Anna Borenstein Three years after its founding and just in time for Passover, Jerusalem’s Gazelle Valley Park has much to... Read more »


Ashdod dune, threatened by construction. Photo Dov Greenblat, SPNI

A Planning Committee on the Fast-Track to Nowhere

February 28, 2018
By Aya Tager During the national housing crisis of 2014, the Israeli government passed legislation that appointed a fast-track... Read more »


Forest in Israel

It’s Tu B’shvat, and Israel Can’t See the Forest for the Trees

January 30, 2018
By Jay Shofet     In Israel, as in most countries, our woodlands and forests are mostly planted on state-owned lands,... Read more »


Tu B'shvat with SPNI at Bialik Rogozin School Tel Aviv. Photo Adi Eilon-Mor

SPNI Running ‘Plant Smart’ Tu B’shvat Activity for South Tel Aviv Youth

January 29, 2018
By Aya Tager Known as the “New Year for the trees,” the Jewish holiday of Tu B'shvat is celebrated during the... Read more »