KKL-JNF Hula Lake Park: Where Nature Thrives

Help Protect and Preserve this Natural Gem

  • Amount raised
    $100
  • Campaign goal $0

Nestled in the heart of the Hula Valley in Northern Israel, KKL-JNF Hula Lake Park (Agamon Hula) is a breathtaking sanctuary where nature and conservation unite. This vibrant nature park is a testament to the beauty and resilience of the environment, as well as KKL-JNF’s dedication to its success and preservation, offering visitors an unparalleled opportunity to connect with Israel’s rich biodiversity.

By supporting KKL-JNF Hula Lake Park, you are directly contributing to vital conservation efforts that protect and preserve Israel’s wildlife and natural habitats of the Hula Valley. Your generosity helps fund essential programs and research, ranging from habitat restoration to animal rescue. Together, we can ensure that Hula Lake Park remains a vibrant sanctuary for generations to come.

Every donation makes our vital conservation work possible. Your support helps protect this crucial ecosystem and the diverse local and migratory wildlife that depend on it.

+500 million annual migrating birds

+15 species of fish

+15 species of mammals and reptiles

+30 species of birds

1 botanical garden

1 ornithology research and ringing station

1 wildlife clinic & rehabilitation center

Fully accessible

The ongoing conflict in Israel’s north has had a profound impact on the wildlife and ecosystem of Hula Lake Park. The constant threat of violence has disrupted the delicate balance of this sanctuary, leading to increased stress and displacement among animals. Bombing coming from Lebanon and military activity have damaged habitats and put a strain on the park’s delicate flora and fauna. Conservation efforts have been hindered as resources are diverted to address urgent humanitarian needs. The safety risks have also limited the ability of staff and volunteers to conduct essential activities like monitoring and rehabilitation. Despite these challenges, the commitment to preserving Hula Lake Park’s unique ecosystem remains steadfast, with ongoing efforts to mitigate the damage and protect its inhabitants.

The transformation of Hula Lake Park from swamplands into the thriving sanctuary and ecosystem it is today is a testament to the devotion and vision of KKL-JNF. What started as a restoration project in the 1950s has become today a wonder of nature and a vital wetland ecosystem. Through extensive ecological research, habitat restoration, and ongoing conservation efforts, KKL-JNF has ensured that the park supports a rich diversity of both local and migratory wildlife, serving as a model for environmental stewardship.

Home to a remarkable diversity of flora and fauna, Hula Lake Park is celebrated for its exceptional wildlife. Birdwatchers from across the globe gather here to observe the magnificent migrations of millions of birds, including cranes, storks, and pelicans. KKL-JNF has constructed observation points and birdwatching stations throughout the park, offering ideal vantage spots for appreciating these avian spectacles. Additionally, KKL-JNF has created a botanical garden that preserves unique trees and local vegetation, further showcasing its commitment to biodiversity and conservation. To further advance our knowledge of birds and wildlife and improve conservation efforts, KKL-JNF researchers and ornithologists conduct ornithological research and bird ringing activities within the park.

The Agamon Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center

Together with Tel-Hai Collage, KKL-JNF operates the Agamon Wildlife and Rehabilitation Center (AWRC), a beacon of hope and care for injured birds, mammals, and reptiles. Our dedicated team of veterinarians and wildlife experts work tirelessly to rescue, treat, and rehabilitate animals in need, ensuring they can return to their natural habitats.

Within 24 hours of completing a donation, every donor will receive a beautiful digital certificate.

As part of the donation process, you have the option to personalize the certificate with your own composed message.

The certificate can be easily downloaded and printed using your home printer.

 

*Please note that the final product is a digital file and does not come framed.

About KKL-JNF

Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael–Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has been developing the land of Israel and strengthening the bond between the Jewish people and its homeland since 1901. KKL-JNF continues to meet the State of Israel’s changing needs and, together with its friends worldwide, create a better Israel through projects in forestry, environment, combating desertification and climate change, community development, water management, ecotourism, agricultural R&D, education and more.

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KKL-JNF is a public-benefit company devoted to the sustainable development of Israel. It was established in 1901 at the 5th World Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland, for the purpose of acquiring land for Jewish settlement in Eretz Yisrael (at that time Ottoman Empire). Embarking on what was possibly the world’s first global Jewish “crowdfunding” campaign, KKL-JNF went on to purchase and develop 2.6 million dunams (260,000 ha.) for Hebrew agriculture and community development. These efforts essentially laid the foundations for what would become the State of Israel.

Today, KKL-JNF is a national institution, with over 120 years of experience in nation building under its belt. It has chapters all around the country, and hundreds of employees and volunteers from all sectors of Israeli society. KKL-JNF also acts under government mandate as Israel’s Forest Service. In this capacity, it manages some 300,000 acres (120,000 ha) of planted forests, woodlands, and open spaces.

We draw on our strong working relationships with local and national authorities, developed over decades, to spearhead and implement game changing initiatives in KKL-JNF’s three main spheres of activity, as embodied by the 3 colors on our logo: Blue for water management and technologies; Green for forestry, ecology, and climate change mitigation; and Brown for the cultivation of the land and the people living upon it.

Three spheres, one overarching goal: developing Israel to be the best that it can be.

KKL-JNF’s impact is evident in the vibrant patchwork of blues, greens, and browns making up the modern Israeli landscape: the reservoirs and rehabilitated streams; the field centers and recreation areas nestled amidst verdant forests; the delicate filagree of cycling and hiking trails, the gleaming R&D centers and innovation incubators, the brightly colored club houses for youth, and so much more.

True to its origins as a builder of bridges between Israel and the wider world, KKL-JNF operates in more than 55 countries and works in cooperation with various governmental and non-governmental bodies to further common environmental interests, especially in connection to climate change.

Forestry
Water Management
Education
Community Development
Ecotourism
Research and R&D
Climate Action
Agriculture
Biodiversity
Combating Wildfires
Accesibility

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Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) is a public benefit corporation, number: 520020314. KKL-JNF was established in 1901 and since first purchasing land in Eretz Yisrael in the early part of the 20th century, it has continued to operate on behalf and for the benefit of the Jewish people and as the trustee of the Jewish people on its land in Israel

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