Joining forces to save Israel's coastline
The last few days have seen millions of tons of tar and polluting waste piling up on Israel’s coastline, from Zikim beach in the south all the way north to Rosh Hanikra, creating one of the worst ecological disasters ever to hit Israel.
This devastation has killed thousands of marine creatures, hundreds more are dying or seriously injured, and fragile Mediterranean eco-systems have been so badly hit that the rehabilitation of virtually all of Israel’s shoreline and beaches – now closed to the public for the foreseeable future – will be a lengthy process…
The Israel Nature and Heritage Foundation of America is working in the here-and-now on two projects to assist the emergency efforts:
We are coordinating all our efforts with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, local governments and other environmental organizations in order to alleviate the terrible damage wrought on Israel’s beaches and coastal waters. As speedily as we would wish to improve the situation, we have to accept that it will not happen overnight, and these efforts will be ongoing for a considerable time.