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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]

Unprecedented Environmental Victory in Jaffa Saves Historic Trees, Highlights the Power of Activism

October 31, 2018
By Galia Limor-Sagiv and Aya Tager The magnificent Ficus (weeping fig) trees along Jerusalem Avenue in Jaffa are a trademark of... Read more »


Israel's Renewable Energy Challenge

October 28, 2018
By Jeremy Ben-Shalom, SPNI Energy and Infrastructure Coordinator Nature conservation programs often become a double-edged sword,... 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.

Birthday Reflections: What If SPNI Didn’t Exist?

November 11, 2018
Sixty-five years ago this month (November 6 to be exact), the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel was recognized as an NGO...
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The Adventure of a Lifetime in Just 48 Hours

October 24, 2017
SPNI’s integral field schools dot gorgeous, natural spaces throughout Israel. From education about different regions of wildlife...
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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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