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ASPNI, also known as Nature IsraelTM, believes in the importance of protecting Israel’s nature.

Countries around the world are struggling with an unprecedented number of environmental challenges.  As a tiny country with a rapidly increasing population density, Israel has faced many of these environmental challenges for decades.  

For over 60 years, SPNI has served as a leader in addressing these environmental challenges and creating a culture of sustainable development among generations of Israelis and across all social and political spectrums in Israel.  Founded in 1986, our mission is to raise awareness of and support for the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) – החברה להגנת הטבע  – Israel’s leading and largest environmental not-for-profit organization.  We are a national, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization headquartered in New York.

In the United States, Nature Israel's events, programs and eco-tourism activities seek to share SPNI’s experience solving Israel’s environmental challenges, share Israel's natural beauty with nature lovers around the world and raise funds for SPNI’s important work in Israel, such as its educational programs, scientific research, political campaigns and eco-tourism.

How can you contribute to a beautiful and sustainable Israel?

Donate to the cause!   Join 90,000 people worldwide who support SPNI’s work by including Nature Israel in your charitable giving and grant giving.  Thanks to our supporters, SPNI is an independent not-for-profit organization. Click here >>

Become a member!  Join the 40,000 households in Israel and thousands of people worldwide who are members of SPNI.Click here >>

Become a leader!  Made up of individuals with decades of experience in various professional fields and fundraising, our board of directors is dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable development.  To inquire about leadership positions on our board, or to volunteer for one of our various projects and programs in the United States, please send an email to with the subject line “Leadership.”

Sign up for our mailing list!  Receive SPNI’s quarterly English-language newsletter to learn about Israel’s unique environmental challenges and our innovative work in the field.  As a subscriber, you will also be among the first to know about upcoming events and programs in the United States. Click here >>

Follow and like us on Facebook!  SPNI’s English-language Facebook page shares beautiful and unique pictures and videos of Israel’s nature, updates on SPNI campaigns, SPNI success stories and much more.

Experience it in Israel!  Let us help you, your family, your organization and your company experience Israel’s nature during your next visit to Israel.  Nature activities can be found in every major city across Israel, and Nature Israel can provide you with valuable tips and ideas about the best activities for individuals and families of varying ages and abilities. email:

Experience it in the USA!  Nature Israel is helping nature lovers throughout the United States experience Israel’s nature and learn about SPNI’s incredible successes through lectures, photo exhibits, lesson plans, games and much more.  Email us at to discover how you can experience Israel’s nature in your home and community.

To learn more about SPNI’s important work in Israel,click here 

To contact Nature Israel in the United States, email or call us via the details below. We look forward to hearing from you!

(800) 411-0966

New Jersey State Senator Bob Smith writes about nature conservation in IsraelNew Jersey State Senator, Bob Smith, writes about his experience of nature conservation in Israel. Chairman of the New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee, Senator Smith joined the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel to learn about conservation efforts in Israel. Read Senator Smith's article >>

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The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel was featured in the Power of Giving, for the Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly. The feature highlighted SPNI's legacy preserving Israel's landscape and natural beauty. View the article >>