Jerusalem's Prickly Problem: Porcupines, Gazelles, and Bats in Danger of Extinction

New report reveals the wealth of nature in the city but paints a worrisome picture of the future of its urban wildlife.

Residents of Beit Hakerem, Kiryat Yovel and other Jerusalem neighborhoods know that a nighttime stroll near home can turn exciting, and even a little scary, if it brings you face to face with a bristling, nervous, Indian-crested porcupine. That’s the largest wild animal you are likely to come across walking down the street, and despite years of rapid development and changing conditions, it survives. And as a...