The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI) is Israel’s leading environmental non-profit organization. For the past 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 in 50 years. Israel has reached a critical point in its development; on water issues, energy policy and how to preserve its rich biodiversity. A small country, the size of New Jersey, Israel’s remaining open spaces are under increased pressure from land developers or already destroyed. SPNI is working tirelessly with policy makers and in schools, youth groups and communities all over the country to create a sustainable future for Israel in the 21st Century.
The Land of Israel, ancient and biblical, has a beautiful and varied landscape with many distinct ecosystems: from the snow-capped Hermon and volcanic plateau of the Golan Heights to the pristine coral reefs and majestic mountains in Eilat, from the Galilee in the North to the Negev Desert in the South, from the Wetlands of the River Jordan to the Savannas of the Arava Desert and from the sandy Mediterranean Coast to the limestone mountains of Jerusalem. Israel is blessed witha wide array of biodiversity supporting more species of plants and animals per square kilometer than most countries in the world. Moreover, located along the African-Eurasian flyway Israel hosts over 500 million migrating birds twice a year. For these reasons Israel is identified as a global biodiversity hotspot where international conservation efforts should be focused.
If you desire an Israel with open spaces, diverse wildlife, running streams of spring water, clean air, an Israel that your grandchildren will be able to enjoy, we need to invest now. For the sake of the future “it is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it” (Ethics 2:21). Join us in protecting and preserving natural Israel.