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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.

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A River Runs Through It, Thanks to You

November 12, 2020
Israel’s rivers and streams are modest by North American standards but provide essential “ecological services” for the... Read more »

SPNI and Mekorot Reduce Light Pollution

August 19, 2020
A joint project between SPNI and Mekorot, Israel’s National Water Company, is reducing light pollution across Israel. Our... Read more »


Watercolor of Lammergier

Original Artwork to Sale for Bird Conservation

Zev Labinger has generously donated many original pieces of his watercolor paintings. Please consider purchasing either an original or a print to support our conservation projects. Click here for more information  >>

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Don’t Plant Any Tree in Israel

May 5, 2022
For decades, Jews in the diaspora have been planting trees in Israel. This was done with the best of intentions. However,...
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Nature Can Exist Without Us, But We Can’t Exist Without Nature

April 17, 2020
It is with mixed emotions and a conflicted heart that I am following the photos, videos, and news reports about how nature is...
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Tu B'Shvat Thoughts - 2020

February 9, 2020
Greetings from Israel as we get ready to celebrate Tu B'Shvat, the new year for trees. The Jewish New Year for Trees in 2020, Tu...
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Thoughts from the 2019 Mission

December 8, 2019
In trucks that were configured to look like mobile bleacher seats, we quietly trekked through the Hula Valley nature reserve in northern...
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A Canadian Hiker's Tale of The Israel National Trail

May 2, 2019
As antidotes to the busyness of day-to-day urban living, people are increasingly looking to long-distance trails. I suppose that’s...
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