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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]

Braam Malherbe Visits Israel

June 9, 2015
Braam Malherbe, the famous South African conservationist, visited Israel for a week and half at the end of May. During his trip he was... Read more »


SPNI's New Youth Empowerment Program Great Success

June 4, 2015
Teenagers from across the country recently finished our new Socio-environmental Empowerment Program. This program took place in 30... 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.

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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The True Nature of Conservation: SPNI’s Dual Local and Global Focus

January 29, 2019
Though a cliché, it is no less a truism that the environment knows no borders.  While the Society for the Protection of...
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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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