Plan for Rehovot's Last Green Spaces

Plan for Rehovot's last green spaces may be test case...

The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel seeks to preserve the remaining open spaces in Israel's center. These green areas provide unique habitats to endemic species. They also provide the natural resources that local residents rely on to survive. Not only do these areas support biodiversity, they are also necessary to maintain the quality of life for the people that live around them.

Increased pressure for housing in Israel's center continues to threaten these green landscapes. These small pockets of nature are home to a host of wild creatures (many endangered), improve the air and water quality in the area and serve as a space for recreational activities such as hiking and biking.

The proposed housing project in Rehovot may threaten a far greater area than just one green space.

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