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Two plans for new nature reserves have been approved

18.11.2018

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

19.07.2018

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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Reservation and digital ticket-purchase system – terms of use

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Mating season – Nesting on the eggs

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority has been working since the 1980s to protect turtle eggs and their hatchlings. Every year during laying season (from May to August), Israel Nature and Parks Authority rangers scan the beaches each morning looking for sea turtle tracks. In places where they find tracks made by females when they emerge from the sea to lay their eggs, they concentrate their efforts on finding and rescuing nests.

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