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Educate. Love. Protect.

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]

How is a trail born? Behind the scenes of trail marking

May 24, 2016
Trail marking allows hikers to walk through trails that were previously inaccessible. In order to find out how a marked trail is born,... Read more »

Slipper lobster is off the Israeli plate

May 23, 2016
What has ten legs, a clear skin while a youngster that breaks and turns into a new exoskeleton as it grows, and cracks snails and clams... Read more »


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.

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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"The Tree of the Field is a Person"

January 25, 2016
Wouldn’t we all wish to be like a tree?  Familiar with the soil we are planted in; possessing fresh foliage and firm roots...
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Don't Buy, Give!

November 18, 2015
You might not have heard yet that the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving has a name, and a very important purpose. Giving Tuesday, this...
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How to get more than you gardened for

October 28, 2015
  You don’t have to have ‘green thumbs’ to notice that community gardens are on the rise in just about every...
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Many Mammals, One Evening

July 23, 2015
The Challenge A few days ago I celebrated my five year aliyahversary – (the anniversary of my immigration to Israel). For...
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