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On Sunday the Arabs Burned Down 2,000 Acres of Israeli Forest Near Gaza

"We expect an appropriate response, we are not ready to go back to rocket launches and balloon terrorism that don't receive a response."

Gulf of Eilat Discovery: Animal that Regenerate All its Organs

This animal, can regenerate all of its organs so that each piece knows exactly how to regain functioning of all its missing body systems within a short period of time.

First Lappet-Faced Vulture in 30 Years Spotted in the Negev

Watch the Azaniyat Ha'Negev scaring the daylights out of a poor ostrich.

Locust Swarms Arrive in Eilat, the Arava Desert – Even Netanya

The locust swarms came to Israel from Saudi Arabia with the help of strong winds and should be leaving the area with the change in wind direction.

Watch: Israelis Line Up in Endless Column of Cars outside Nature Preserve

An estimated 5,500 spent the night in the designated parking lots of the Nature and Parks Authority on the third day of the Passover holiday week.

Misplaced Charity: Hiker ‘Saves’ Newborn Mountain Goat, Now Mom Won’t Go Near It

If you see a wild animal in distress, call the Nature and Parks Authority hotline *3639 or report to an inspector in the area, but by all means do not approach the wild animal.

Knesset Committee Warns: No Money to Deal with Next Large Scale Oil Spill

"We all understand that it is only a matter of time before a wide-scale contamination disaster takes place at sea."

Oil Spill Off Israel’s Coast Threatens Turtles, Snails, Birds and the Beach

"We also fear that the tar will penetrate the soil, which is why we are trying to collect the tar from the soil."

University of Haifa Researchers Say 45% of Israelis Admit to Polluting Natural Treasures

When the average Israeli is asked why they pollute they reply: "Because there was no trash can." When asked why others pollute they say: "because they enjoy it."

Who’s a Good Osprey? Look at the Big Fish She Caught

Lots of these magnificent hunters live in the trees around the pools.

Central Bureau of Statistics Releases 2020 Report on State of the Jewish State

We picked and chose some of the summaries we know all of us are curious about.

Environmental Protection Minister Pushing Ban on Disposable Items in Israel’s National Parks

The new rules will also regulate driving in the parks, and prohibit all waste dumping except in containers designated for this purpose.

Politics Aside, It’s Time to Vote for Israel’s National Tree

If you paid attention in Bible class, this competition surely reminded you of Yotam's Fable in Judges 9.

Israeli Government to Mandate 30% of Energy be Renewable by 2030

The government has been criticized harshly recently by the State Comptroller for failing to properly advance targets in the field of renewable energy and reduce carbon emissions.

New Live Camera Captures Pelicans in Israel’s Lake Hula En Route to Africa

At the beginning of the migration season, the Israel Nature and Parks Authority installed live cameras in the Hula Nature Reserve north of Lake Kinneret.

World’s Most Harmful Super-Termite Discovered in Petah Tikva

Once established, Formosan termites have never been eradicated from an area.
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Inspectors Clash with Haredi Mayor over Removing Animals from Local Zoo

The mayor stood at the gates of the zoo and announced that until he finished the legal consultation, he would not allow the evacuation of the animals.

Parks Authority Suing Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline for Extensive Damage to Corals

The cutting of the pillars also resulted in the discharge of large amounts of sand and stones out of the pillars which buried beneath them many corals and other animals.

Beachgoers Watch Out: Israel Experiencing Larger Than Normal Jellyfish, as Yearly Summer Bloom Approaches...

"We're trying to understand the ecology of the various jellyfish in our coastal waters — when do the blooms appear, why are they bigger or smaller in some years."

IEC Workers ‘Fish Out’ Sea Turtle Among Thousands of Jellyfish at Ashkelon Power Plant

Apparently jellyfish are a favorite food of sea turtles and the “all you can eat” buffet at the power plant was just too good a deal to resist.

Resilient Coralline Red Algae Inspires Israeli Scientists to Produce Man-made Materials

We hope that, based on these findings, we can use innovative methods to produce artificial materials . . . which will be as light, flexible, and strong."
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Herd of Eretz Israel Gazelles at Midreshet Ben-Gurion

These gazelles can reach running speeds of up to 50 mph.

Israeli Ecologists Create Plan to Save Endangered Mountain Gazelle

Israel and the Palestinian Authority are currently the last strongholds of the mountain gazelle and are home to just 5,000 individuals.

Wild Asses Saved by Israel Nature and Parks Authority

The wild asses arrived a week ago in the area of the Tze'elim estuary, and were loitering on Highway 90, posing danger to themselves and to the motorists driving by.

Israeli Elderly Emerge from Isolation in ‘Nature Tuesday’ Program

The Nature Tuesday initiative has been reactivated as part of the struggle against loneliness.

Infestation of Sick and Dead Krill on Eilat’s Northern Beach

Krill are considered an important trophic level connection – near the bottom of the food chain. They feed on phytoplankton and zooplankton, yet also are the main source of food for many larger animals.
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Watch: Happy Dolphins Frolicking off Israel’s Shore

The band of aquatic mammals was happily playing in the waves.
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Eerie Silence in Israeli Parks on Independence Day, Compared with Previous Years

And just to help you appreciate the rare beauty of Park HaYarkon on this Independence Day, see how the same park looked on Independence Day, 2014.

Blood of the Maccabees in Bloom on Memorial Day

The origin of the name Red Maccabees Blood is a legend that the plant flourishes wherever a drop of Maccabean blood was shed.
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Dance of the Vipers

As it is in many cases of conflict between males, their intent is not to kill the opponent, only to define who is stronger and more dominant.

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