Israel National Trail on Google Street View

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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

Mamma drone feeding griffon vulture chick

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 »

Griffon Vulture Saved by Mama Drone

August 5, 2020
An endangered Griffon vulture chick was saved from certain death thanks to you. Together SPNI and the IDF delivered food to the chick... Read more »


Landscapes of Southern Israel

Southern Discovery Mission - March 2021

For the first time in 5 years SPNI is giving you the opportunity to explore the beauty of southern Israel. Click here to learn more >>

November 2020 Mission

You are invited to spend a week with us this November to see some of these corners and species that through your support of SPNI you’ve helped save.

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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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