Naturally, for Israel

Welcome to the INHFA – Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of America.

Join us and together we will protect and conserve Israel’s unique landscape and heritage.

OUR MISSION

Preserving History

These buried treasures must be preserved for future generations - in both words and stone.

Saving Wildlife

We support wildlife restoration projects bringing Israel’s historically indigenous animals back to their natural habitat from the brink of extinction.

Connecting to Nature

We promote educational projects designed to bridge social gaps in Israeli society by bringing together children from different sectors and backgrounds to connect to nature - together.

Main Projects

IT'S TIME TO TAKE ACTION!

We invite you to join us by becoming members of NFI! Your membership is more than a donation; we want you to become an active partner of our team and together, we will create a profound change at a national level on both environmental issues and the preservation of our heritage. Any donation is appreciated, and you will become a member of the NFI by making a donation of over $360. Take an active part and leave your mark on the Israeli landscape!
Donation for nature and heritage in Israel
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EVERY DONATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
  • Newsletter
  • Access to exclusive content
  • One year FREE ADMISSION to all 70 sites of the Israel Nature & Parks Authority (INPA). 
  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website
Donation for nature and heritage in Israel
NFI Community
$360+
  • Newsletter
  • Access to exclusive content
  • One year FREE ADMISSION to all 70 sites of the Israel Nature & Parks Authority (INPA).
  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website
Contribution to Israeli nature
NFI Leaders
$3600+
  • Newsletter
  • Access to exclusive content
  • One year FREE ADMISSION to all 70 sites of the Israel Nature & Parks Authority (INPA)
  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website
Donation for nature and heritage in Israel
NFI Game Changers
$7200+
  • Newsletter
  • Access to exclusive content
  • One year FREE ADMISSION to all 70 sites of the Israel Nature & Parks Authority (INPA)
  • Behind the scenes tour with INPA’s professionals
  • NFI Heritage book – family recognition on the INPA’s website

Thank you for contributing to the natural wonders and historic treasures of Israel!

MAIN STORIES

New Light on an Ancient Past

A renewal project in Tel Ashkelon National Park will reveal the spectacular archaeological remains of a magnificent 2,000-year-old Basilica

INHFA announces New Board President and Secretary

The latest additions demonstrate the organization’s continued commitment toward protecting Israel’s historical and ecological landmarks.

Malcom Hoenlein

Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of America announced today the appointment of Malcom Hoenlein to the board of directors

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Even two thousand years after its construction, Caesarea is still beautiful and impressive! Walking today among the remains, one can easily imagine how wonderful it was to walk its streets in the time of King Herod. Photo: Idan Itzhakian . . #heritage #caesarea #nat_geo #nationalparks #amazingview #amazingshot #beautifulplace #beautifuldestinations

To all our friends and our beloved community of supporters of nature and heritage preservation in Israel - we wish you a happy and sweet Jewish New Year, to you and your loved ones 🍯🍎 We look back at the past year with great satisfaction. In just one year (and what a year it was!), sites that were neglected for many years have been rebuilt, including Beit She'an and Tel Ashkelon. We bought new equipment that allowed volunteers and the professional teams in Israel to clean beaches from the great tar disaster that took place last February. We also support the Clean Up Israel project, allowing 100 municipalities to raise environmental awareness among their citizens including in schools, and much more. We wish to extend our immense gratitude for allowing us to pursue the mission of preserving nature and heritage in Israel, and this is just the beginning of all the wonderful things we can accomplish together! As we enter Shmita year, we hope that this year we will all see times of tranquility, will be surrounded with natural beauty, and that the world will heal from this unprecedented year. Shana Tova Umetuka to you and to all your loved ones! INHFA Team https://bit.ly/3gcOPlu

Elevate Your Rosh Hashana By Supporting Israel When You Become an INHFA Member 🍎🍯 INHFA supports over 500 nature and heritage sites throughout Israel, including Masada, Caesarea and Beit Shean. INHFA Members receive free entry and tours to most of our sites, and can even gift their Free Pass to a friend or loved one in the US or Israel. As we enter the new year that is a year of Shmita, we look forward to connecting you and your loved ones even more to Israel’s nature and heritage. Click Here to Support Israel This Rosh Hashana! - https://bit.ly/3gcOPlu . . . . #roshhashana #heritage #nature_lover #naturegram #roshhashanah

In the entire state of Israel, there is only one wildlife hospital. So, what can you do when you spot an injured animal that needs medical care? Call the hai-bulance! 🚑🦔 The Hai-bulance is a service completely run by amazing volunteers who transport injured animals from all over the country to the hospital. INHFA supports them by purchasing equipment for transporting the animals. Join us in supporting the Hai-bulance - any support helps! 👉 For more details, please visit >> https://bit.ly/3xo2w6Q . . #animals_in_world #wildlifeplanet #animal_hospital #animalsrescue #animalsofinstagram #vetlife #vetmed #veterinaria #vetvisit

Jumping in with "Nikyon Hamilion"! Or, in English, Help Clean Up Israel! 🙏 In an effort to clean up Israel, this project launched in early February and has engaged many volunteers since. Through the partnership of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Mifal Hapais, the Jewish National Fund, the Society for the Protection of Nature, and the Federation of Local and Regional Authorities in Israel, volunteers across Israel have participated in multiple events to spread awareness of environmental issues and clean up polluted areas. To learn more about the project and to support the initiative, visit this link >> https://bit.ly/3iMQRuq For link check out our facebook. . . #naturegram #nature_lover #amazingplaces #beachclean #seacleaners #sea_pics

Did you know that the first Christian monks, as well as Christianity itself, was born in Israel? The remains of the monasteries and caves can still be seen in the Judean Desert. On the way there, stop at the “Good Samaritan” Museum where you can see amazing mosaics collected from monasteries and sites all over the desert. The museum contains many beautiful and fascinating works of art! 👉 To read more about Israel’s amazing heritage sites and how we help preserve them, visit this link >> https://bit.ly/3ySNlEO Photo by: Koby Helfgot . . #christian #christianmonk #christians #monks #monasteries #mosaic #mosaics #museum

In the past week, a huge fire raged in Israel in the mountainous area around Jerusalem 🔥 The fire consumed a huge area of ​​nature reserves including beautiful hiking trails and hundreds of plants and wildlife. The fire also penetrated some of the settlements and threatened the locals. More than 2,000 people were forced to abandon their homes because of the danger. For 3 days, an area of ​​about 6,000 dunams was burned in one of the greenest and most beautiful areas in Israel. Fortunately, the firefighters along with rangers from the Nature and Parks Authority and other forces were finally able to contain the fire. But the damage to the environment is enormous. 👉 In the near future, safety hazards will be removed in all this area and then the long rehabilitation work will begin. We ask you to be a partner in rehabilitation. With the help of your donations, we can assist Israel in purchasing the equipment and materials needed to rehabilitate the area, as well as in purchasing dedicated fire engines that will be scattered throughout the nature reserves in Israel, in order to shorten the response time. Every donation will be accepted with love and every donation helps! 🙏 For details - https://bit.ly/3gcOPlu Photo: Ariel Kedem, Boris Kripek, Orit Katz, Gilad Veil, Liad Cohen. . #fire #fireman #firefighters #fires #savetheearth #savetheanimals

The sea turtle nesting season is coming to an end and we are excited to share that it has been a very successful season with a huge number of healthy hatching and nests! 🐢 Typically, only 1% of sea turtles will reach adulthood, so we are hoping for a successful future for all of these baby hatchlings in the future! To read about the sea turtle rescue center and how to help endangered wildlife, visit this link below >> https://bit.ly/3iRr7gA Check our website Photo: Yaniv Levy . . #seaturtles #seaturtle #animals_in_world #animalsofinstagram #seaanimals #seaturtlelove

You wouldn’t expect to find these animals in Israel today - but they have reached a surprising and exciting milestone where they are now thriving! A few years ago, fellow deers and vultures were almost completely extinct. They are alive and doing well today thanks to a massive rehabilitation effort, significant time, and support. 👉 We invite you to read more about how we did this and how you can play a part in the rehabilitation of many other animals >> https://bit.ly/3sJL62G Check our facebook Photo by: Yaniv Cohen, Doron Nissim . . #enviroment #exploreisrael #exploretheworld #animals_in_world #animalslover

Stand with INHFA and Israeli Nature today and everyday! We wanted to share a pressing problem, the fires that devastate Israeli nature. Many of these fires are caused by rockets or arson, and animals are truly paying the price of political issues. In addition, Israeli summers are very hot, and fires easily ignite and spread. At INHFA, we’re working to combat these fires and save animals and nature. The firefighters are working valiantly to put out fires, but they need help. Damage could be significantly minimized with additional equipment and fire vehicles. You can help the cause by becoming a member of INFA! Read more and join us here - https://bit.ly/3ftR56Q >> check our facebook Photo by Yossi Hare'el . . #fire #fires #savetheearth #savetheanimals #animals_in_world #firefighters

Travel to the Negev this summer to view the Perseids - an iconic meteor shower that brilliantly shines annually! The shower is aligned with the orbit comet Swift-Tuttle, and it is beautifully visible every late August - early July. The best views are in the Negev, especially at Ramon Crater. The International Dark-Sky Association designated Ramon Crater as the first International Dark Sky Place in the Mideast - making the Perseids incredibly visible. This wonderful experience is a must see! Photo by @kfir.photography . #meteor #meteorshower #sky #skyline #skylovers #stars #amazingview #amazingplaces

Have you heard about the animal hai-bulance? Now you have! 🦔🚑 The animal hai-bulance is a project that saves countless animals thanks to the help of amazing volunteers and the great zoo staff that help treat injured wildlife. During these hot summers in Israel, many animals are in danger due to the extreme temperatures and often lack of water. Our wonderful volunteers work hard to ensure these animals are safe and can regain their healthy lifestyles. You can help save animals by becoming a volunteer, or by contributing to the cause through our membership. The program needs equipment and vehicles to help these animals in need - and you can be part of the mission! 🙏 To read more - https://bit.ly/3xo2w6Q Thanks to our incredibly dedicated volunteer Nir Nadivi for the adorable photo of the hedgehog below! . . #animalsrescue #savetheanimals #animals_in_world #worldtravel #worldwetlandsday