Dora pool in Netanya - one of the largest and most famous pools in Israel, which has been saved thanks to its size. Tomer Appelbaum

Israel's Winter Pools Are Disappearing, and Rare Species Are Going With Them

They are modest, they are disappearing, but Israel’s winter pools provide an important refuge for endangered amphibians, and rare sanctuaries of tranquility in a country where development shows little sign of slowing down

Iftach Sinai, the Upper Galilee ecologist for the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, spent the night before our meeting in the area of Kfar Vradim. In a complex operation, 30 salamanders were transferred from...

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