Upcoming and Recorded Webinars

A list of all our past and planned webinars delivered by SPNI's team of experts in English. Want to stay up to date about upcoming webinars?  Sign up for our e-newsletter. Click here to go direct to the registration page >>

Recordings of Past Webinars

2021 - 2022 Recordings:

October 13Cross-Border Environmental Cooperation with Jordan!

 

A special cross-border webinar with Professor Yossi Leshem, world renowned ornithologist and former CEO of SPNI, and General (ret.) Mansour Abu Rashid of Jordan, Director of Amman Center for Peace and Development.

Start-Up Nature, a visionary wetlands rewilding project of SPNI, is now expanding across the Jordan river, into Jordan. Come hear the Professor and the General talk about the history of their international cooperation, how it led to this unique cross-border rewilding, and what this new wetland means for the region.

Sunday November 13. Click here to watch the full recording>>>>

 

October 30 - Bird Ringing Does not Lie: The Fascinating Science of Bird Ringing from Israel’s top experts. Join us and find out what we’ve learned about the status of Israel birds, and how we know that Jerusalem’s birds are in decline, with Alen Kacal Dr. Yoav Perlman of SPNI, and Dr. Yosef Kiat, Director of the Israel Bird Ringing Center. Sunday October 30: Israel 20:00 - UK 18:00 - NY/Toronto 13:00 - LA 10:00  - Click here to watch full recording >>

October 23 - SPNI’s Environmental State of the Nation with SPNI CEO Iris Hann. SPNI’s Environmental State of the Nation - SPNI CEO Iris Hann on our major environmental challenges right now, and how we are meeting them. She’ll focus on nature-based solutions to climate change, planning issues, urban nature, getting water back to nature, and more.
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October 2 - LIVE from the field-Fall bird migration spectacular! Join our expert birders LIVE from the field, on site in the Hula Valley, the coastal plain, the Eilat salt marshes, and Jerusalem, as they show us the wonders of the annual migration of half a billion birds to Africa *please note the early time. Sunday October 2: Israel 16:00 - UK 14:00 - NY/Toronto 09:00 - LA 06:00 - Click here to see recording>>

September 18 - Start-Up Nature: Re-wilding Israel’s Historic Wetlands- a Conversation with SPNI’s Deputy CEO Dan Alon. Start-Up Nature: Re-wilding Israel’s Historic Wetlands -- SPNI’s Deputy CEO Dan Alon reports on exciting new developments in the most important environmental project in the Middle East right now: re-wilding failing fish farms into wetland nature reserves. Sunday September 18: Israel 20:00 - UK 18:00 - NY/Toronto 13:00 - LA 10:00 - Click here to watch full recording >>

Climate Change is this Generation's Greatest Challenge- A conversation with Professor Daniel Chamovitz

A conversation with a special guest - Professor Daniel Chamovitz, President of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, where Israel’s first School of Sustainability and Climate Change was just founded anout the challenge of climate change and more. Click here to see recording>>



The Ultra-Orthodox sector and SPNI-Ultra Orthodox children make up 25% of the Jewish school system in Israel, and in Jerusalem, 63%. Clearly, SPNI's conservation efforts must extend to this sector. Oshra Attia, environmental education coordinator at SPNI Jerusalem, will share the work her staff has spearheaded in the Ultra Orthodox sector over the past several years to instill love and protection of nature within this complex community. 
Sunday July 17th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - Click here to watch full recording

Israel’s Innovations Saving the Planet-

In this recorded webinar you'll get to some facts about Israel and the environment:
 Learn how Israel’s model of nature protection is enlightening the world.
Hear about new models of eco-innovation that help all living species.
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https://fb.watch/efxY6rSr5n/

 

Connecting to Israeli nature around the globe:  Join the new Chair of Nature Israel, Jonathan Silverstein of Austin, Texas, in a talk about transforming Nature Israel (SPNI's U.S. affiliate) into one of the top 10 philanthropies caring for the environment and Israel.
Sunday June 26, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - Click here to see recording 

SPNI's role in Israel's climate policy - nature based solutions - climate law - climate change and nature protection and Israel's unique importance in protecting biodiversity climate change context. Sunday June 12th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto -
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Special Live Webinar - Fresh from the US and Canada, Jay Shofet in conversation with Jonathan Silverstein, Chair of Nature Israel, and Dan Alon, Deputy CEO of SPNI, talk about Re-wilding, why everyone should care about Israel’s wetlands, and what Nature Israel is doing about it. Click here to see recording

Advocacy - Let's Talk Politics! - as it relates to environmental protection of course! - Gitit Weissblum, SPNI's lobbyist and coordinator of government relations, in an interview with Jay Shofet, discusses • what's SPNI currently focusing on in the Knesset • which government ministries are the most challenging • is environmentalism getting more popular with Israeli politicians?
Sunday May 1st, 20:00 - Israel, 14:00 - NY/Toronto - Click here to see Webinar 

History of the Nili & David Jerusalem Bird Observatory (JBO) and Women Birders - A discussion with Alen Kacal Director of the JBO
Sunday April 10th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - click here to watch recording
 
A Special Update on Trees, Afforestation and Israel Wildlife with Amir Balaban - Director of Urban Nature - will talk about the state of the forest after last year's fires
Sunday March 27th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - click here to watch recording 
 

Protecting the Israel's Mediterranean Coast - with Hadas Gan Perkal, Marine Project Coordinator 
Sunday March 13th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - Click here to watch recording

Can we turn Migratory Birds from a Nuisance to a Resource for Desert Farmers              
Sunday February 27th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - click here to see Webinar

The Reality of Israel’s Rivers: Professor Avital Gasith, Tel Aviv University and Board Member SPNI will discuss River Pollution in Israel 
Sunday February 13th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - 18:00 UK - Click here to see Webinar

Winter Birding Spectacular - Join the team from Birdlife Israel for a live broadcast from birding sites in Israel - Please note the special early time - we apologize, we need daylight for this webinar                  
Sunday February 6th, 15:30- Israel, 08:30- NY/Toronto –  <Clich here to watch recording>    

RescheduledCan We Stop the Sixth Extinction in the Land of Israel? A special meeting with leading Israeli environmentalist and member of Knesset Professor Alon Tal         
Sunday January 30th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 -  NY/Toronto - <Click here to watch recording>

A meeting with Professor Yossi Leshem who will talk on "How the Barn Owl Replaced the Dove of Peace", SPNI's regional cooperation project and a message for Tu Bishvat 
Sunday January 16th - 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto –  <<Click here to watch recording>>

Bird flu in Israel -  Join Yoav Perlman and Nadav Israeli of BirdLife Israel for an update on the Bird flu outbreak in the Hula Valley that has killed thousands of wintering cranes. Sunday January 9th, 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 NY/Toronto - 18:00 UK.
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Diving into Marine Biodiversity – Following the Journey of the Gazelles – Monitoring Migrating Birds – And More!

Dan Alon,SPNI's new Deputy CEO, Director of Nature Conservation and Environmental Protection, will sum up SPNI's exciting year, and point to next year's challenges
Sunday December 19th - 20:00 - Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto - <Click here to watch recording>

Beyond Glasgow - Climate Change, Israel, and Nature-Based Solutions - SPNI's CEO Iris Hann. Presented by Iris Hann CEO, Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. Sunday December 12th - 20: Israel, 13:00 - NY/Toronto. <Click here to watch recording>

Sunday November 21st - Saving the Endangered Israeli Mountain Gazelle from Extinction presented by Yael Hammerman-Soler, Director Gazelle Valley Park, Jerusalem Click here to watch recording>>

Sunday November 7th - Fall Bird Migration Bonanza III: Live Birding Across Israel with the Birdlife Israel Team

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Sunday October 3rd - Fall Bird Migration Bonanza II: Live Birding Across Israel with the Birdlife Israel Team

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September 12th - Fall Bird Migration Bonanza I: Live Birding Across Israel with the Birdlife Israel Team

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August 22nd - Emergency Webinar: Israel Burning - Up Close Perspectives on the Jerusalem Wildfire with SPNI

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Sunday August 8th - Reflecting on the Unprecedented Spring Migration of 2021 presented by Noam Weiss, Director of the International Birding and Research Center Eilat

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Sunday 25th July - Fantastic Birds and Where to Find: Secret Birding Spots in the Negev by Meidad Goren

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Sunday 11th July - How to See Israel's Birds like a Pro: Your Guide to Visiting Israel presented by Jonathan Meyrav

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June 6th - the Story Behind Gazelle Valley with Amir Balaban, Director of Urban Nature

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Sunday 23rd May - Live Tour of Jerusalem's Gazelle Valley Park with Yael Hammerman-Soler, Director of the Park

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Sunday 9th May - Environmental Challenges for the 24th Knesset with Jay Shofet, Director of Partnerships and Development

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Sunday 25th April - 1st Year Anniversary Webinar: Migrating Birds know no boundaries with special guest Professor Yossi Leshem

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Sunday 18th April - Spring Migration Spectacular II presented by the Birdlife Israel Team

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Sunday 21st March - Cleaning Up after the February Oil Spill and Ensuring Eilat's Coral Reefs don't suffer the same fate presented by SPNI CEO Iris Hann

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Sunday 14th March - Spring Migration Spectacular I with the Birdlife Israel team

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Sunday 7th March - Trends and Changes in Israel's Bird Populations with Dr Yoav Perlman, Birdlife Israel's Director of Research

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Sunday 21st February - Living Roofs and other innovations in Green Architecture with Amir Balaban, Director of Urban Nature

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Sunday 7th February - Israel's marine wildlife and how SPNI Protects them through our Sea Watch Program with Hadas Gann-Parkal

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Sunday 24th January - Is Tree Planting on Tu B'Shvat Good or Bad for Nature? presented by Alon Rothschild

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2020 Webinars:

April 2nd - Birds and Birding in the Holy Land from Jonathan Meyrav

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April 6th - Live Ringing from the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory

(Click the times for the video)

8am (the sparrowhawk at the end continues here in Hebrew)

9am 

10 am (with walking tour of JBO)

April 12th - The Secret Lives of Israel's Wild Mammals with Shmulik Yedvab

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April 13th - Live Ringing at the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory with Amir Balaban and Alen Kacal

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April 19th - Virtual Live Tour of Jerusalem's Gazelle Valley with Yael Hammerman-Soler and Ika Chipman

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April 26th - Don't Pick the Wildflowers! with Amanda Lind

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Sunday May 3rd - SPNI, Coronavirus and Climate Change with Iris Hann, SPNI's CEO

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Monday May 4th - Where Start-Up Nation Meets the Green Revolution

with special guest Dr Diane Saxe, Former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to raise emergency funds for SPNI's vital conservation 

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Sunday May 10th Celebrating World Migratory Bird Day at the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory with Alen Kacal

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Sunday May 17th - A Deep Dive into Marine Biodiversity in the Mediterrean with Alon Rothschild

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Sunday May 24th - Trees in the medicinal cabinet: The wonder of trees and their ability to cure in times of crisis in israel and the world with Dr Galia Hanoch-Ro'ee

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Sunday May 31st - Spring Migration Finale with the Birdlife Israel team (Jonathan Meyrav, Alen Kacal and Noam Weiss)

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Sunday June 14th - Swifts at the Western Wall with Amir Balaban

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Sunday July 12th  - The State of Israel's Water Crisis in 2020 with Professor Paul Kay, Dr David Brooks and Dana Tabachnik

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Sunday July 26th - Bird Conservation in the Negev with Meidad Goren

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Sunday August 9th - Misunderstood Mammals: Welcome to the amazing world of Israel's Bats with Shmulik Yedvab (poor sound quality for first few minutes)

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Sunday August 23rd - The Land is our Shofar with Rabbi Paul Citrin and Cantor Beth Cohen (lecture starts after about 5 mins)

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Sunday September 6th - Empowering youth in conservation hosted by Alen Kacal

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Monday 5th October - Live Ringing at the Nili and David Jerusalem Bird Observatory - Succot 2020 edition

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Sunday 18th October - Return to the Gazelle Valley with Yael Hammerman-Soler

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Sunday 1st November - When SPNI went to Washington with Yoav Sagi, former SPNI CEO

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Thursday 19th November - A Brief History Of Israel's Environmental Movement: A Snapshot Of Today's Sustainability Challenges And Successes with Jay Shofet

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Sunday 29th November - Tales from the Birding Notebook with Dan Alon

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Sunday 6th November - Israel, Birds and Chanukah presented by Alen Kacal and hosted by Academy Online: Torah Wild

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