Vandals deface rare plant at Kishon River

Last week, Kishon River Authority officials discovered that vandals had destroyed all 50 of the rare Cardopatium corymbosum seedlings that had been planted along the river's banks, the authority announced on Sunday.
The rare and endangered species had been planted as part of an effort to increase the growth of wild plants special to Israel, which was funded by the Kishon River Authority and by the Environmental Protection Ministry. The seeds had been sprouted in a nursery that specializes in growing the plant, and the first 50 seedlings were then planted by the river, the authority explained.
"Despite such unfortunate events, the authority will continue to work toward the revival of the species that were part of the natural system of the river and its surroundings," said Sharon Nissim, CEO of the Kishon River Authority.
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