Earth Day 2013 From Hula Valley to the Negev: Israeli Wildlife's Limited Freedom of Movement

A main point of focus this year will be on the conservation of nature amid density roads, fences and various barriers. In recent years infrastructure planning authorities have finally stopped ignoring this problem, but solutions to grant continuity of natural surroundings are still a long way off.

Earth Day events are being held on Monday in Israel and throughout the world to demonstrate support for environmental protection. In Israel one of the main points of focus will be on the conservation of nature in a country dense with roads, fences and various barriers. Wild animals suffer most from this density, which limits their movements. In recent years infrastructure planning authorities have finally stopped...