Forestry and Ecology News

Sunday, February 14, 2021 12:00 PM

The story of Swiss Forest near Tiberias, from the man that knows: An interview with Uzi Eliyahu, forester and second-generation KKL-JNF staffer, who has tended this forest for decades.

Sunday, January 31, 2021 12:00 PM

In honor of KKL-JNF's 120th anniversary and the TuBishvat holiday, KKL-JNF launched a "national tree" campaign at the beginning of January.

Sunday, January 24, 2021 11:00 AM

Planting season is in full swing in Israel's south, a sparsely populated expanse of arid and semi-arid regions with very little rainfall. How does KKL-JNF do it? Pablo Chercasky, the director of KKL-JNF's Gilat tree and plant nursery, explains.

Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:00 AM

“Today we know almost everything about every sapling we produce. We know when and where it was sourced, when and how it was germinated, and its complete irrigation history. It’s all on the computer and nothing is left to chance.” – Hiruy Amare, Director, KKL-JNF Golani Nursery.

Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:00 PM

The 6 million trees in Martyrs’ Forest serve as eternal living memorials for the six million Jewish lives cut short by the Nazis during World War II.

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:00 AM

A first for Tzfat (Safed): KKL-JNF is planting an urban forest next to Tzfat's newest neighborhood. This syncing of environmental conservation with human growth is exactly what sustainable development means.

Sunday, January 10, 2021 8:00 AM

"If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live." – Albert Einstein

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 PM

A year ago, KKL-JNF opened a veterinary clinic and acclimation center for injured wildlife in the heart of the Hula Valley, which lies on one of the major bird migration flyways between Eurasia and Africa. Now, the Hula Lake Wildlife Acclimation Center seeks to expand.

Monday, October 12, 2020 12:00 PM

Wildfires sparked by extreme heatwaves (9-11 Oct) have destroyed hundreds of acres of native woodland and planted forests in northern and central Israel.

Monday, October 12, 2020 9:00 AM

The KKL-JNF ‘Plant a Tree in Israel’ experience has gone virtual – these are the highlights from Dr. Robert Zbili’s moving tree planting ceremony, which was joined by friends, family, colleagues and well-wishers on Zoom, from all over the world.

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