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Two plans for new nature reserves have been approved


The two reserves are the “Yamit Carmel Nature Reserve” in the Haifa Bay and the “Taninim River Nature Reserve”. The Coastal Conservation Committee of the Planning Administration approved two plans for new nature reserves and was supported by the Ministry of Energy.

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Nile Softshell Turtles


Israeli nature is a home for other species of turtles in addition to sea turtles. In addition to the local spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca), the Balkan pond turtle (Mauremys rivulata) and in some coastal streams – the Nile softshell turtle as well. The shell of the Nile softshell is covered with a smooth layer of skin that gives it the appearance of soft tissue, hence its name.

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