|Samar Sand Dunes|
Israel's Samar sand dunes — and the unique animal species that live there — have been saved thanks to the efforts of the Green Zionist Alliance.
(Photo courtesy of Taal Goldman of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies)
A unique ecosystem in Israel's Arava Valley, and home to endangered species, the Samar sand dunes were saved from destruction by the Green Zionist Alliance and its partners in early 2012. The government had planned on razing the dunes to use their sand for concrete. Although about a third of the dunes were destroyed, the remaining two-thirds have been saved to be enjoyed by both the animals that live there as well as Israelis for generations to come.
And you can read about Samar and the campaign to save it here:
Israeli Nature Poll
"Whoever breaks vessels, or tears garments, or destroys a building, or clogs a well, or does away with food in a destructive manner violates the mitzvah of baal tashchit."
- Babylonian Talmud: Kiddushin 32a
Did You Know?
46% of Israel's mammals are either extinct or face a very high risk of extinction.
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