The Zavit Cave at the Upper Galilee is a unique natural phenomenon, with amazing corals, stalactites and stalagmites that keep developing to this very day. The cave is known as the "Salamander Cave" due to the increased presence of salamanders in it.
Other than the salamanders, the cave also hosts four different species of bats, who reproduce within the cave and go finding food outside at night.
In the past few years, many travelers have visited the cave, unintentionally damaging its natural structure and fauna.
The Israeli law protects the bats, stalactites, stalagmites and salamanders who live in the cave, and any harm caused to them is an offence.
KKL-JNF in collaboration with other nature preservation and cave research organization has started the process of ecological rehabilitation of the cave. The cave will therefore be closed from October 30, 2022 to June 30, 2023.