Afforestation in the Northern Negev

| 21 May 2015 |

The JNF claims to act as an environmentally minded, conservationist organisation. However, as you can read in this report from The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), it is responsible for the devastation of natural ecosystems and biodiversity by way of its extensive afforestation in the Northern Negev. Some claim that afforestation benefits us through the ‘greening’ of an ever spreading desert landscape, however, environmental scientists and others staunchly disagree.

Yatir Forest. Photo by the Mount Hebron Municipality

Yatir Forest. Photo by the Mount Hebron Municipality