Loess Plains Most Degraded Ecosystem in Israel

A number of the rarest species of flora and fauna in Israel live in the region, between Gaza and Arad, which flowers in the spring and proves a major tourist attraction.

Loess plains stretch from the Gaza Strip all the way to Arad, and in the spring they are covered in a colorful carpet of flowers that draws thousands of visitors. But due to the threats they face, the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel has identified them as the most degraded ecosystem in Israel. A new report by...