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Established in 1953, The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel's leading environmental non-profit organization. For over 60 years SPNI has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Israel's natural resources, environment, natural assets and unique landscape. The work carried out by SPNI now will determine what the land of Israel will look like for generations to come.


Nature News

Planning for the Environment in Jerusalem [Photo: Sivan Arbel]

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 »


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 »


Announcements

Mitzpeh Ramon (Photo credit: Danielle Berkowitz)

Discovery Nature Tours

For the first time in over a decade, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is offering one-of-a-kind experiences in Israel in English.

Join us for 9 days of hiking, discovery and exploration in Israeli nature. Hike the desert oasis Ein Gedi with an expert guide; discover the secrets of Jerusalem’s Old City; bird watch in the Hula Valley, swim in the refreshing Banias stream, learn about and experience, with SPNI's specialists, Israeli flora, fauna, and natural habitats!

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Recent Blog

SPNI prepares for the sabbatical year.

Environmental Desk Warriors: Nature’s First Line of Defense

August 28, 2017
I was extremely nervous on the first day of my summer internship.  I had never worked in an office before (and never wanted to),...
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Urban Development: The Future of Nature

November 23, 2016
There is a common misconception that nature’s place is far away, well outside the boundaries of our cities and towns, to be...
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For Gazelles, Love Is Different (But the Same)

September 25, 2016
If you were to ask a female gazelle to detail the most important qualities of an ideal mate, the domination of an area with the tastiest...
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Eilat, in feathered frenzy, chooses a city bird

July 3, 2016
If you know Eilat, you know it is a very unique place. It's remote and beautiful, surrounded by fantastic natural treasures such as the...
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Nature on your plate

February 23, 2016
One sunny Saturday in November, I participated in one of SPNI’s Foraging Tours along Nahal Taninim (Crocodile Creek). We are all...
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