The Desert Will Bloom

Posted on 3/6/2013 by in replant israel Darom Adom Negev

When spring arrives in the Negev desert, a natural wonder takes place, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

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Rare Toad Spotted After 25-year Absence, says Israel Nature and Parks Authority

Posted on 2/17/2013 by in Israel Israel Today Carmel Israel Nature and Parks Authority Syrian spadefoot Kibbutz Ga'ash Hula painted frog Hula Valley

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has announced the finding of a rare species of toad, the Syrian spadefoot, in a pool near Kibbutz Ga’ash on the coastal plain. This species, known to experts as Pelobates syriacus, has not been seen in the region for nearly 25 years and its return has been attributed to improved ecological conditions.

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Record-Breaking Tree Planting Reported

Posted on 2/13/2013 by in Israel Israel Today JNF Tu Bishvat Purim Efi Stenzle Carmel

Israel Today staff and the people of Israel celebrated the Tu Bishvat holiday by planting trees. The Jewish National Fund reported that a record 600,000 trees were planted over the holiday. Israel Today joined over 260 cities, towns and communities throughout Israel and hundreds of thousands of Israelis participated throughout the country to make the record possible.

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