|Samar Sand Dunes|
Israel's Samar sand dunes — and the unique animal species that live there — have been saved thanks to the efforts of the Green Zionist Alliance.
(Photo courtesy of Taal Goldman of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies)
A unique ecosystem in Israel's Arava Valley, and home to endangered species, the Samar sand dunes were saved from destruction by the Green Zionist Alliance and its partners in early 2012. The government had planned on razing the dunes to use their sand for concrete. Although about a third of the dunes were destroyed, the remaining two-thirds have been saved to be enjoyed by both the animals that live there as well as Israelis for generations to come.
And you can read about Samar and the campaign to save it here:
Israeli Nature Poll
"Here on Earth too God lives, not in heaven alone. A striking fir, a rich furrow, in them you will find God's likeness. Divine image incarnate in every mountain."
- Saul Tchernikovsky
Did You Know?
The Samar sand dunes were saved because of a grassroots effort led by the Green Zionist Alliance.
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