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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.

 

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