Supporting a sustainable environment in the Negev
"It is in the Negev that the creativity and pioneering vigor of Israel shall be tested.”

- David Ben-Gurion


  • helps people live in harmony with the desert, ensuring the future for generations to come.
  • endorses green construction in its Negev projects.
  • expands the savanna-like landscape by planting patches of trees, with sensitivity to the environment.
  • conserves and maintains Israel's largest forests, Lahav and Yatir, in the northern Negev, which contribute to carbon sequestration.
  • promotes methods to combat erosion and desertification, such as savannization.
  • constructs limans, clusters of trees planted in micro-catchments that subsist on rainwater runoff alone.
  • participates in initiatives to develop alternative energy and supports renewable energy enterprises and facilities.
  • plants nectar and pollen producing trees for bees, to redress the ecological imbalance and provide income for beekeepers.

KKL-JNF is creating a better and brighter environmental future for the Negev!