SPNI’s Response

During Israel’s National Emergency

Nature Israel provides support for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Israel’s oldest and largest independent nonprofit environmental organization. As a part of the fabric of Israeli Society, SPNI is working to house and care for over 100 families from the Gaza envelope and others who were required to evacuate from danger zones but don’t have government funded shelter because they live further than 4 kilometers from Gaza, like S’derot. SPNI is housing these families in its field schools in various safe locations across Israel. The photo above is of families sheltering at our Mitzpe Ramon field school. The sheltering is free of charge to the families, and includes full board and an astounding array of educational and recreational activities and services, including laundry.


During this very difficult time, when the State of Israel is in a state of emergency, the Education Department of SPNI is working to create and provide educational and emotional respites for these families. SPNI’s belief is, that in this period, when most means of communication are broadcasting the horrors of war, without filters, and the discourse everywhere is difficult, the exposure of children to inappropriate content, is a real danger.  So SPNI is producing alternative activities and content with the tools at our disposal.


SPNI has taken on this commitment for humanitarian reasons. This is also a time when SPNI’s income from hikes, field schools and activities (ordinarily the majority of our income) has plummeted to zero. We are turning to you, our friends and supporters in Israel and abroad, to help the families most in need in these unprecedented days of national danger and trauma. Please consider supporting this endeavor, this humanitarian mission, even above and beyond your regular giving.

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