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The Society for the Protection of Nature In Israel is working to regulate Israel's fisheries.

Commercial Fishing to Face More Limits

December 14, 2014
Israel's waters have seen a severe decline in fish populations in recent years. the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and... Read more »


Crane Crazy in the Hula Valley

Crane Crazy in the Hula Valley

December 12, 2014
A trip to the Hula Valley is a raucous experience for Abigail Leichman, but the birds are impressive. The Hula Valley hosts birds all... Read more »


Nearly one week after the disastrous oil spill in the Arava, Netanyahu tours the area...

PM: Oil Spill Under Control

December 10, 2014
Prime Minister Netanyahu insists that the Arava oil spill is under control as he tours the area of the Evrona Nature Reserve. Heavy... Read more »


Palmachim Beach; Photo: Dov Greenblat, SPNI

Palmachim Beach to become Nature Reserve

December 8, 2014
Palmachim beach, just 12 miles south of Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean Coast, is officially slated to become a nature reserve.... Read more »


The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel will host its 35th annual Birding Lecture Day (Photo:Dov Greenblat)

For Israeli Birds, People Aren't All Bad

December 4, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel will host its 35th annual Birding Lecture Day on December 22. This year the... Read more »


SPNI is demanding that the government instate a new Minister of the Environment

Green Groups Demand Environment Minister

November 27, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel, together with Israel's other environmental groups is demanding a new Environment... Read more »


Photo credit: Jonathan Meyrav

It's In Our Nature

November 9, 2014
More than 60 years after its founding, SPNI is a robust force blazing the trail for nature and the environment, working to protect... Read more »


How green is my valley?

How Green Is My Valley

October 10, 2014
Jerusalem Post editor, Liat Collins, reflects on the importance of the Elah Valley and the government decision to preserve the... Read more »


SPNI celebrates the decision to protect open spaces. Read the article>>

Reprieve for country's green and open spaces

September 9, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is celebrating the decision by the National Planning and Building Council to preserve... Read more »


SPNI celebrates National Council decision to protect open spaces around cities.

National Planning Council rejects move to increase developed areas

September 9, 2014
The National Planning and Building Council rejected a plan, proposed by the Interior Ministry, to expand areas approved for new housing... Read more »


SPNI win in the Elah Valley: Green groups laud collapse of oil shale project

Green Groups Laud Collapse of Oil Shale Project

September 4, 2014
The Elah Valley, thirty miles south-west of Jerusalem has been preserved for generations to come. The Jerusalem District Planning and... Read more »


SPNI praises the decision to preserve the Elah Valley

Jerusalem District Committee Rejects Shfela basin Oil Shale Pilot Project

September 3, 2014
Terminating a years long saga, the Jerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building voted to reject the Shfela basin oil shale... Read more »


SPNI celebrates the Planning Committee decision to preserve the Elah Valley from fracking

Planning Committee nixes oil fracking plan

September 3, 2014
The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee rejected a plan to erect a pilot facility to produce oil from shale in the Judean... Read more »


SPNI surveys Israel's bats as Israel joins international celebration

Israel Joining International Bat Night Celebrations

August 29, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel contributed to a survey of 64 sites throughout Israel researching 26 species of... Read more »


SPNI eagerly awaits a decision regarding the fate of the Elah Valley

Jerusalem Court to decide fate of oil shale

August 27, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is waiting for the decision from the Jerusalem Planning and Building Committee... Read more »


Loess plains identified as degraded in new study from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel

Loess Plains Endangered

July 13, 2014
The Loess Plains, a unique habitat in the Northern Negev has been identified in a recent study form the Society for the Protection of... Read more »


Israel's otter population critically endangered

SPNI Survey Finds Otters Critically Endangered

June 2, 2014
A survey published with the input of research from the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel found that the otter population... Read more »


As IDF Cuts Back, Ben Gurion's Legacy of Soldier-Teachers Is Threatened

IDF Cuts Back On Environmental Education

May 20, 2014
Ben Gurion left the State of Israel many legacies. One that SPNI still holds dear today is a unit of soldiers who work with the Ministry... Read more »


The National Planning and Building Council has supported SPNI's position to preserve Holon's sand dunes.

Success Preserving Holon Sand Dunes

May 19, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel was please to learn that the National Planning and Building Committee supported... Read more »


SPNI, IDF Team Up - Read the full article >>

In Defense of Israel's Environment

April 9, 2014
The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel is proud to be teaming up with the Israel Defense Force in an effort to defend and... Read more »