PRESIDENT REUVEN RIVLIN makes friends with a koala bear
Koalas throw Australia's largest state into political chaos

NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro, from the Nationals, said his party would no longer support government legislation unless changes were made to policy drafted to protect koala habitats.

SPNI to receive Shimon Peres Award for longstanding ties with German NGOs

The award, which is funded by the German Foreign Ministry and The German-Israeli Future Forum, is given out each year for special contributions to Israeli-German ties.

US-Israel sign collaboration to strengthen biodiversity conservation

"The US Government looks forward to exploring opportunities for cooperation and exchange with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in our efforts to promote sustainable management of biodiversity."

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.

Manganese dioxide (illustrative)
Metal-eating bacteria identified for the first time

Bacteria that gain their energy from eating metal have long been suspected to exist, but have never before been identified.

Piris Eliyahu
For Piris Eliyahu, the music is blowing in the wind

“The wind inspires creativity as it blows across the desert.”

Stunning solar eclipse wows Israelis Sunday morning

The phenomenon won't be seen again in Israel until 2027.

Volunteer rescues sea turtle eggs from hungry fox in Ashkelon

Sea turtles are laying their eggs and burying them deep in the sand on beaches across the country.

EIN TAMAR, below Aminadav.
The Jerusalem Hills are alive – but for how much longer?

Nature belongs to us all – hikers, bikers, families – whether religious, secular, old or young. We all have a right to demand that our voices be heard and we have the power to stop this atrocity.

THIS WAS Joe Opas, the gardener.’
Celebrating Father's Day: Dad’s garden

Our garden, in the seaside suburb of St. Kilda, was completely haphazard and at the mercy of nature.

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