Jewish National Fund Reviews Arava Forestry Plan Following Warnings From Greens

Opposition voices concern that JNF plans do not ensure conservation of the region's unique natural desert landscape.

A plan by the Jewish National Fund to plant forests in vast parts of the Arava is prompting concern over its effect on the southern region's natural landscape. At the request of environmental organizations, the JNF has agreed to revisit the plan and consider reducing the area slated for forestation.