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Dolphins in the Mediterranean.Photo: Meir Faraj

2016: The Year of the Fish

December 23, 2015
SPNI is celebrating a milestone victory in our Fishing Responsibly campaign. Last week the Supreme Court ruled in favor of our... Read more »

Black winged kite. Photo Jonathan Meyrav

2015 Hula Valley Bird Festival summary by Jonathan Meyrav

December 21, 2015
The 5 th Hula Valley Bird Festival was a fantastic week of birds, wildlife and scenery. A group of devoted birders spent a whole week... Read more »

The city of Akko.Photo : Sivan Arbel

Sustainable Urbanism going National

December 20, 2015
The Akko (Acre) Convention on Urbanism, held on17-19 November, was the preliminary response to UN HABITAT – the global agency... Read more »

Cyprus wheatear in Israel. Photo: Jonathan Mayrav

Israeli Fall means birding time!

November 18, 2015
Birdwatchers of all ages, professionals and amateurs alike, are currently enjoying bird migration season as dozens of varied species... Read more »


The new App from SPNI is here to rock the boat

November 12, 2015
Sea Watch is a new phone app specially developed by SPNI to enable members of the public to take a direct part in improving the... Read more »

Jerusalem hills under threat again

The New battle to save Jerusalem’s hills: Status Report

October 29, 2015
  The ongoing fight to save the forested hills west of Jerusalem from ill-advised development picked up steam this fall, with an... Read more »

Common otter. Photo: Eyal Bartov

A wake-up call to save the common otters

October 25, 2015
  Israel’s Common Otter ( Lutra ) population is on the brink of extinction; reports Shmulik Yedvab , head of the Society... Read more »

Demonstrating at the Knesset against Kahlon’s move [Photo: Dov Greenblat]

One battle lost, but the war for democratic planning continues

July 23, 2015
Another chapter of Israel's pressing housing issue has continued to unfold. The fight by The Society for the Protection of Nature in... Read more »

Electrocuted bird. [Photo: Yossi Eshbol]

Grounding Israel Electric

July 22, 2015
In an effort to protect the 500 million birds that migrate through Israel twice each year, SPNI has launched a campaign against a 10km... Read more »

Representatives from 20 organizations join for an emergency meeting at SPNI headquarters. [Photo: Dov Greenblat]

A Battle to Plan for the Environment

June 10, 2015
This summer is shaping up to be a difficult one for Israel’s environment, democracy and SPNI. Following the March 2015 elections,... Read more »

Braam Malherbe speaks at the annual ceremony for Welcoming the Swifts back to their nests at the Western Wall

Braam Malherbe Visits Israel

June 9, 2015
Braam Malherbe, the famous South African conservationist, visited Israel for a week and half at the end of May. During his trip he was... Read more »

SPNI Annual Youth Conference 2015 [Photo credit: Hen Portugali]

SPNI's New Youth Empowerment Program Great Success

June 4, 2015
Teenagers from across the country recently finished our new Socio-environmental Empowerment Program. This program took place in 30... Read more »


Putting the Israel National Trail on Google Maps

May 5, 2015
Celebrating 10 years of Google Israel and the 20 th anniversary of the Israel National Trail, Google and The Society for the... Read more »

The Israel Ornithological Center presents Champions of the Flyway at the Biggest Week in American Birding

2nd Annual Champions of the Flyway Big Success

April 2, 2015
In spring 2014, SPNI launched a new and exciting project “Champions of the Flyway”. In Champions teams of birders from... Read more »

A view of Jerusalem's Old City (Photo: Dov Greenblat)

Jerusalem Hills in Danger (Again)

March 10, 2015
The Jerusalem Hills, and their forests, are again under threat. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is once more taking... Read more »

SPNI is petitioning for better regulations of Israel's fisheries. Photo: Dr. Aviad Shanen

Fish Responsibly: Campaign Update

March 4, 2015
On Sunday, March 1, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel submitted a petition to the High Court of Justice demanding that... Read more »

Jerusalem Old City; Photo credit: Sivan Arbel

Tu B'Shvat Status Update: Jerusalem's Trees

February 3, 2015
During 2011 and 2012 urban planners and staff from SPNI's Jerusalem Community undertook an extensive survey of Jerusalem's trees. The... Read more »

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel continues its campaign to preserve Israel's fisheries

Status Update: Fish Responsibly Campaign

January 29, 2015
In the November 2014, as part of SPNI’s “Fish Responsibly” campaign, a private members’ bill was submitted in... Read more »