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December 28, 2012

Every year, SPNI releases an Annual Report that analyzes the issues threatening open spaces.


SPNI: Save Palmahim Beach

December 28, 2012
SPNI has launched a campaign to save Palmahim beach from the development of a leisure complex.  Organizations such as Green Course,... Read more » Read the full article here >>


SPNI Objects to Gabrella Oil Drilling

December 27, 2012
SPNI has filed an objection against the oil drilling in the Gabriella reservoir off the coast of Herzilya.  Since the  Poleg... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Palmahim Air Force Soldiers Take to Biking

December 24, 2012
A new program, called Palmahim Riders, is promoting preservation and awareness of nature.  The program has donated 40 bicycles to... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from the Jerusalem Post

Ashdod Industrial Site Receives Approval Despite Environmental Concerns/Industrial Zone on Last Ashdod Dune Gets Go-ahead

December 18, 2012
A plan to create an industrial zone in the sand dunes of Ashdod have been approved.  There were over 3,000 complaints, several... Read more » Read the full Haaretz article here >>


December 12th

Ships, facilities for preventing sea pollution to be deployed on Mediterranean Coast

December 12, 2012
The allocation of government funds to protecting the marine environment from potential harm posed by off-shore drilling is a direct... Read more » Read the original article >>


Article by Jerusalem Post

Gantz: Important to Protect Country’s Plants and Animals in Addition to its People

December 11, 2012
The IDF not only protects Israel’s citizens but also its flora and fauna.  A seminar was held to celebrate thirty years of... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Jerusalem Post

SPNI Asks Obama to Keep Environmental Protection High on List of Second-Term Priorities

November 19, 2012
SPNI CEO Moshe “Kosha” Pakman sent a congratulations letter to United States President Barack Obama.  Pakman... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Jerusalem Post

Israeli Bird Expert Wins 25,000-Euro German Prize

November 14, 2012
Every two years the Bruno H. Schubert Foundation presents three awards for work relating to protecting the environment.  This year... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article by Haaretz

The Turtle Test

November 8, 2012
There has been a massive influx of turtles in need of help at the Turtle Rescue Center in Mevo'ot Yam.  The turtles are brought... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Jerusalem Post

Palmahim Air Force Base, Jerusalem and Netanya Among Winners of SPNI Conservation Award

October 24, 2012
SPNI is awarding five entities with nature and conservation awards during its Fifth Jerusalem Environment and Nature Conference on... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from the Jerusalem Post

Beersheba Trail Wins European Award

October 5, 2012
The Round Beersheba Trail won the Eco Award from the European Ramblers’ Association (ERA).  This trail was jointly created by... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Jerusalem Post

Eilat First Graders Get a Taste for Cleaning up Nature

September 28, 2012
SPNI field guides worked with first graders, from the Etzion Gever School in Eilat, to clean Wadi Simhon.  The students took part... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Jerusalem Post

More Deer, Bike Paths in Emek Hatzvaim Renovation

September 27, 2012
The Emek Hatzvaim park will be receiving NIS 18 million for renovations.  These renovations include new bike paths, a promenade for... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article in Haaretz

Rare Bats Disappearing From Upper Galilee Cave

September 12, 2012
Bat populations in the Alma Cave have been rapidly decreasing over the past years.  The numbers that were in the thousands a decade... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Rare sighting delights bird-watchers Haaretz

Rare Sighting Delights Bird-Watchers in South

August 29, 2012
For the first time in thirty years the common grasshopper warbler has been spotted in Israel. It is commonly found in Europe or Asia and... Read more » Read the full article here >>


National Geographic adds Israel National Trail to list of Epic Hikes

‘National Geographic’ Calls Israel Trail ‘Epic’

August 17, 2012
National Geographic has released its list of the world’s twenty most “epic trails.”  The Israel National Trail... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Footdragging harms nature reserves

Nature Society: Interior Min. Footdragging Harms Reserves

August 11, 2012
SPNI says that Interior Minister, Eli Yishai, is delaying the approval of nature reserves.  Of the seventeen reserves still... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Cliff protection initiative approved

Cliff Protection Initiative Approved

August 1, 2012
Each year cliffs along Israel’s Mediterranean coastline lose 40 to 50 centimeters to erosion.  In order to protect the... Read more » Read the full article here >>


Article from Haaretz

Green Protests Suspend Work on Herzliya Work Promenade/Government Acts to Protect Coastal Cliffs

July 27, 2012
The Herzliya Municipality has suspended the building of promenade along the beach after local residents and environmental organizations... Read more » Read the full articles here >>