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SPNI pushes for mandatory regulation of Israel's fishing industry in 2015

Regulating Israel's Fisheries in 2015

December 13, 2014
As the year comes to an end, the Agriculture Ministry says it will impose tighter restrictions on Israel's fishing industry in 2015. The... Read more »


SPNI's Noam Weiss reflects on the Arava Oil Spill at the Evrona Nature Reserve (Photo:Noam Weiss)

Israel’s Worst-Ever Ecological Disaster - A Personal Perspective by Noam Weiss

December 10, 2014
2014, the year of so many triumphs for Israeli nature, ends in disaster. On December 3 rd , a pipeline in the Evrona Nature Reserve... Read more »


SPNI celebrates the National Planning Council decision to protect open spaces around Israel's cities.

SPNI celebrates Landmark Ruling to Protect Israel’s Green Belts

September 11, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), together with other environmental organizations and Israel’s mayors,... Read more »


Elah Valley Saved

David Conquers Goliath, Again! Elah Valley Saved from Oil Shale Extraction

September 3, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel celebrated the monumental decision by the Jerusalem Planning Committee to save the... Read more »


Photo credit: Dov Greenblat, SPNI

Keeping the Environment in Planning Decisions

May 29, 2014
Early this month Minister of the Interior Gideon Saar, at the direction of Binat Shwartz, Director of the Planning Authority, made a... Read more »


Abraham hostel will donate a portion of proceeds to SPNI

Book Direct for SPNI

May 19, 2014
The Abraham Hostel in Jerusalem has launched a new Book Direct program, which shares some of its proceeds with charities, including the... Read more »


StrawberryTree Photo credit: Pazit Shvaid

Natural Essence

April 24, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel was recently featured in the seasonal Ha'aretz publication, Essence. The magazine... Read more »


The Israel National Trail runs along the restored Hadera River

Restoring Hadera River

February 12, 2014
The Hadera River flows through about 50 miles of the Mediterranean coastal plain, flowing into the sea just north of Olga. The river... Read more »


Azaria Alon co-founded of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel in 1953.

Azaria Alon, Forefather of Israeli Conservationism, Passes

January 19, 2014
Azaria Alon, Israel Prize winner and cofounder of the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel passed away at his home early on,... Read more »


SPNI Celebrates Tu B'Shvat in Modi'in

Celebrating Tu B'Shvat 5774

January 16, 2014
Tu B'Shvat is the new year of trees. In Israel, this is the season when the Earth starts to come back to life. Tu B'Shvat celebrates the... Read more »