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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.


Nature News

Banias Stream. Photo Dov Greenbalt

On Earth Day SPNI sets out 10 Priorities for Israel

April 26, 2021
SPNI aims to maintain the diversity of expansive, unfragmented, functional ecosystems while preventing the destruction of habitats and... Read more »


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 »


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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  >>

Recent Blog

longing for the wilderness

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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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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