Environment Ministry extends protected status to hundreds of animals, plants

Times of Israel | Dec 14, 2019 at 11:49 AM
  • Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin on Thursday approved the addition of hundreds of animal and plant species to Israel’s list of protected species in its first update since 2009.
  • The list, which was also updated with invasive species of bird, was put together by Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority, together with the Environmental Protection Ministry and the Agriculture Ministry.
  • The Environmental Protection Minister is authorized to give protected status to species that have conservation value and/or are in danger of extinction.