Forestry and Ecology News

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 10:14 AM

Yaakov Arak is a KKL-JNF forester stationed in the north who is familiar with every nook and cranny in the Carmel Forest. He spoke about the recent fire that destroyed about 5,000,000 trees, and shared his thoughts on forest care and how to work with nature to ensure the forest's safety and future.

Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:14 AM


A KKL-JNF Forester on the Carmel Forest Fire

Sunday, December 12, 2010 10:14 AM

"When I first heard that a fire had broken out in the Carmel, I was in the middle of taking one of KKL-JNF's fire trucks for its annual inspection.

Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:14 AM


"For Us, Every Tree is like a Baby"

Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:14 AM


On the fourth day (Sunday, December 5th, 2010) of the fight to quench the huge fire blazing in the forests of Mount Carmel, the damage toll continues to mount: so far the fire has destroyed almost 50,000 dunam (approx 12,500 acres) of planted forest, natural woodland, open spaces and built-up areas. Almost 5 million trees have been devoured by the flames!

Sunday, December 05, 2010 10:14 AM

Over 2 Million Trees Burned in Israel's Worst Fire Ever

Sunday, August 15, 2010 10:14 AM

The heavy heat dominating most parts of Israel on Friday, August 6th was also the cause of many fires around the country.  Some were the result of the extreme weather conditions, and others resulted from hikers’ negligence – small fires that developed into serious blazes because of the high temperatures.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 10:14 AM

"We cannot perform miracles like they do in Israel, so we will have to limit our focus to describing our problems." This was the response of one of the speakers at the recent Desertification Conference in Bahia Blanca, Argentina, to the presentations of Mr. Yossi Schreiber of KKL-JNF's Northern Region and Mr. Itzhak Moshe of KKL-JNF's Southern Region, keynote speakers at the conference.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010 10:14 AM


A burnt forest is not a pleasant sight to see, but that is exactly what greeted a Birthright group from the United States on Tuesday, July 6, when they came to work in a forest near Beit Shemesh in the Lower Judean Plain.

Thursday, July 01, 2010 10:14 AM


3,000 Dunams of Forests and Natural Woodlands Destroyed; 300,000 Trees Go Up in Flames

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