From the Israeli public’s vantage point, the privatization of national parks can be seen as another step in the continuing erosion of efficient management of public assets, a process that started with the privatization of social services and government companies.
A network of 20 feeding centers in the Negev and the Arava, run by a devoted team of park rangers and scientists, helps maintain the vulture population in the region.
Instead of planting new trees, scientists are not intervening in nature's impressive recovery, which visitors can already witness.
Some of the bike paths connect other parts of the park with the Hiriya area and will eventually reach Tel Aviv.
Jewish National Fund says it had more than 170,000 visitors to its forests, with cyclists coming out in particularly large numbers this year.
Tens of thousands of fowl destroyed and buried in undesignated areas since outbreak of Newcastle disease in the north two months ago; Environmental Protection Ministry says fowl disposal should be regulated to protect water quality.
About 1.5 million chicken carcasses were buried in the country's north following an epidemic, including a large portion found in locations that risk contaminating ground water.
Berlin-based Israeli engineer designs a product the slums can afford.
If the unification plan is rejected, it could be hard to find 2,000 spots for new cellular antennae.
Cities starting to take environmental issues more seriously