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Golden Jackal (Photo: Steve Garvie)

Jackals in Jerusalem

November 13, 2013
The City of Jerusalem has recently had some unusual guests in some of its neighborhoods. Jerusalem residents have reported seeing wild... Read more »

Gazelle in Gazelle Valley [Photo Credit: Amir Balaban]

Fences Threaten Biodiversity

October 20, 2013
An increase in the amount of fences in the Judaen Hills threatens wildlife and biodiversity. Fences, which are built to protect... Read more »

Spy Stork Under Arrest - Photo Credit:AP

The Stork That Spied

September 10, 2013
A stork migrating over Egypt was found by a resident in the area of Qena, about 300 miles south of Cairo, in early September. The... Read more »

This dolphin has something to say! (Photo credit: Tzvika Livnat)

Fish Talk

August 26, 2013
SPNI is proud to have played a part in supporting Tzvikah (Ziggy) Livnat's new film which gives the sea life of Eilat's coral reef a... Read more »

Bats in Abandoned IDF Post

Batcave Endangered

July 23, 2013
SPNI was disappointed to learn that the Ministry of Defense had recently demolished two abandoned military posts in the Jordan Rift... Read more »

Sooty Falcon

Sooty Falcon Survey

July 23, 2013
The Sooty Falcon is a small predatory bird from the falconidae family that is grayish blue in color.  Its body length is 12- 15... Read more »

Scyllarides latus

Fishy Business That Isn't Kosher

July 22, 2013
Nicknamed in Hebrew "the Sea Cricket," the Scyllarides Latus is popularly called the Slipper Lobster. This clawless crustacean is not... Read more »

Collared Pratincoles breeding

Initiative for protection of the Collared Pratincole in Israel

June 30, 2013
Nadav Israeli, Hula Valley Birdwatching Center The Collared Pratincole is a part of the Charadrius family. Until the 1960s, hundreds... Read more » Link to original article

Green Hive

The "Green Hive" aims to shape 2013 municipal elections

June 19, 2013
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Israel and the environmental organization "Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel" (SPNI) share... Read more »

Knesset marks "Environment Day"

June 3, 2013
The Israeli Knesset will mark Tuesday, June 4th, as "Environmental Day". Initiated by  Life and Environment, which is ... Read more »

SPNI Launches Green Hive Project for Municipal Elections

May 21, 2013
The Green Hive initiative is based on SPNI's vision to promote a sustainable lifestyle and aiming to lead a significant and influential... Read more »

Nahal Makoch

Environmental Protection brings Israelis and Palestinians together

May 16, 2013
by Sharon Udasin, Jerusalem Post   Trash issues have trumped the conflict, as settlers and Palestinians band together to... Read more »

Golden Orioles

JBO News: Golden Orioles in the Golden City

May 13, 2013
This spring there has been an amazing number of the beautiful Golden Orioles migrating through Israel.  Here at the Jerusalem Bird... Read more »

SPNI Orienteering Arrives at the Knesset

May 7, 2013
A young counselor from our Orienteering Program participated in an Education Committee meeting in the Knesset: "Thanks to SPNI... Read more »

Israel’s Open Spaces Protection Fund Finally Launched

April 29, 2013
Years of campaigning by the Open Landscape Institute (OLI) to persuade Israel’s legislators to establish an Open Spaces... Read more »

Marking the Round Beer Sheva Trail

ECO-Award for the Round Beer Sheva Trail

April 26, 2013
Our Israel Trails Committee has received an ECO-Award for the Round Beer Sheva Trail. The trail is 26 miles (42 km) connecting urban and... Read more »


Jerusalem welcomes the return of the Swift

April 24, 2013
Today, April 24th, residents of Jerusalem will come together to welcome the return of the Common Swift to their nesting sites in the... Read more »

Egyptian Vulture

Injured Egyptian Vulture rescued in cross-border effort

April 23, 2013
In a covert nighttime international operation, an injured and endangered Egyptian Vulture was brought across the border from Jordan to... Read more »

Richard Bowles

Longest run on the Israel Trail takes off- 1009 Kilometers in 12 days

April 17, 2013
Starting today, April 17th, adventure runner and philanthropist Richard Bowles has started his run  along the 1009 kilometer (631... Read more »

Holon Dunes

The sand stays in Holon

April 9, 2013
A new large-scale building plan aims to authorize 13,700 housing units, a sports campus and public buildings on a 4,000 Dunam (990... Read more »