Forestry and Ecology News

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 11:00 AM

The climate crisis is here and the forecasts for the future are grim: if we do not take action now to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, our children and grandchildren will suffer. In honor of World Environment Day, celebrated on June 5, Dr. Doron Markel, KKL-JNF's Chief Scientist, tells us about Israel's position on coping with the climate crisis, on the environmental challenges facing it, and about its achievements as well.

Monday, June 07, 2021 11:00 AM

During Operation Guardian of the Walls, about 300 KKL-JNF firefighters worked around the clock battling fires caused by rockets and incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip. In times of war and also when fighting seasonal forest fires, it is their job to protect and restore Israel's green spaces for the benefit of people and the environment.

Monday, February 15, 2021 10:00 AM

In the wake of the fire that devastated the Mevo Modi'im Forest two years ago, KKL-JNF's partners in Holland, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Canada and France mobilized in support of the forest's recovery. The burnt ground slowly became nourished by the outpouring of support. Now, in a moving ceremony, KKL-JNF has officially launched the replanting of Mevo Modi'im Forest, to bring it back to life.

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

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