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Rock Hyrax. Photo Dov Greenblat

When Interactions between Humans and Wolves Take an Aggressive Turn

November 12, 2017
By Shmulik Yedvab, Director of SPNI’s Mammal Center In recent months, there have been 12 reported cases of extreme... Read more »

Pelicans in Israel. Photo Dov Greenblat

Peckish Pelicans and the Power of Grassroots Activism

October 30, 2017
By Aya Tager   During the migration season, more than 50,000 European pelicans pass through Israel as they head towards warmer... Read more »

wild bee. Photo: Ariela Gotlib

Ecological Impacts of Commercial Honey Bees on Wild Bees and Plants in Israel

September 10, 2017
The following is the summary of a new and extensive report on Israel's declining wild bee population, which was led by SPNI's Nature... Read more »

Public visiting gazelle Valley Park Jerusalem. Photo Amir Balaban

Gazelle Valley Park Two Years On: A Green Lung, Diverse Nature Hub and So Much More

August 16, 2017
With the second anniversary of SPNI's Gazelle Valley Park in the books, it is thrilling and gratifying to consider just how much we have... Read more »

Acidic waste at Ashalim riverbed. Photo Boaz Leimzider

Polluters Beware: Taking Back Nature after the Ashalim Stream Disaster

July 27, 2017
As the summer sun continues to beat down on Israel, the prolonged, unrelenting heatwave has forced humans, animals and plants to seek... Read more »


The Seniors of Herzliya are all Over this Hill

June 27, 2017
In February 2016, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel published a flyer calling for retirees living in Migdal Haemek,... Read more »

Route No.6 Photo Dov Greenblat

SPNI Roadkill Data Shows the Waze Forward for Wildlife Protection

June 21, 2017
In an effort to reduce the staggering number of wild animals that are run over on Israel's roads every year, The Society for the... Read more »

Artists for Nature Painting by Wolfgang Weber.

Bringing the Dead Sea to Life Through Art and Music

April 26, 2017
From March 16-27, 23 artists from around the world visited Israel to raise awareness for the efforts to save the Dead Sea, the deepest... Read more »

Red rumped Swallow Photo Noam Weiss.

The Wall: Creating an Ecological Corridor across Political Barriers

April 24, 2017
By Noam Weiss, Director of SPNI International Birding Research Center in Eilat The border between Israel and the Palestinian... Read more »

The dry spring of the Naaman Stream, Ein Afeq Nature Reserve. Photo Dr. Orit Skutelski.

The Invisible Crisis: Making Israel's Water Woes Transparent

March 28, 2017
By Aya Tager  It is widely known that the “Start-Up Nation” solved its severe water shortage a decade ago by... Read more »

Hike Israel National Trail in the Carmel area. Photo Dov Greenblat

SPNI Launches ‘Israel National Trail Day’

March 28, 2017
Known as one of the world’s best and most beautiful long-distance hikes, the Israel National Trail (INT) stretches 1,100 km from... Read more »

community garden in Beer Sheva Photo Lior Cohen

To Tree or Not to Tree?: This Tu B'Shvat, Plant Smart

February 5, 2017
By Jay Shofet The holiday of Tu B'Shvat, celebrated this year on February 11, is a timely reminder of the Jewish call for wise... Read more »

Tel Aviv community Photo Galia Hanoch-Roeh

2016: A Successful Year for SPNI

January 23, 2017
SPNI celebrated many success on land, sea and in the air over the course of 2016.  Below are highlights of just a few completed... Read more »

Restored Levi Eshkol House. Photo Tal Pesses

Levi Eshkol Museum and Environmental Hub Opens Its Doors

January 10, 2017
On December 20, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Jerusalem Affairs Minister Zeev Elkin joined the... Read more »