Israel Nature and Parks Authority

Yarkon river
Parks, trails packed on Shabbat, after Knesset votes to keep country open

Libraries, zoos, museums, pools and other tourist attractions were shut last weekend. However, on Thursday, the Knesset Coronavirus Committee voted in favor of keeping them open.

Gazelle rescued after being trapped by Palestinians, July 6, 2020
Two Palestinians arrested after trapping gazelle

The two were held for questioning and the gazelle was brought to a veterinary hospital for medical treatment.

Eight dehydrated hikers rescued amid heatwave

Due to the heatwave, the National Parks Authority closed down some of the national parks in the interest of keeping trekkers safe, advising them to stay out of open areas with no shade.

16/05/2020
Two elephant ivories retrieved by the Civil Administration at the Allenby Bridge crossing in October
Israeli Nature and Parks Authority imposes new regulations on ivory

The NPA will prohibit all trade in ivory and products resembling ivory, such as mammoth ivory.

By LEON SVERDLOV
17/08/2019
KKL-JNF building in Jerusalem
Recently appointed US Forest Service chief visits Israel

The U.S. forestry chief's tour included a visit to the memorial site for those who perished during Israel’s 2010 Carmel Fire.

By GARY SCHIFF/JNS
04/06/2019
Springtime in Israel
Time to Renew Tu B’shevat

To those who say, "God will solve the problem” of the environment, let us remember that the first thing that God gave humankind was the power and responsibility of dominion over the world.

By RICHARD SHAVEI-TZION
20/01/2019
Dor Habonim beach by Lahav Center
Hike of the Month - Along Israel's Mediterranean coast

On these routes you will find magical picnic spots and scenic beach strips, perfect for a sunset walk.

Snir Stream
Hike of the Month - The Jordan River Tributaries

The Jordan River tributaries offer both "wet" and "dry" hikes.

INPA and Gilad Gabai, July 17, 2018.
Terror 'fire falcon' found dead in national park near Gaza Strip

The common kestrel was found hanging in a tree with flammable material connected to its harness.

Majrase in the Betiha Valley
Hike of the Month - Betiha (Bet Tsayda) Valley

Water Hikes involve walking long stretches inside the stream-bed either wading or swimming.

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