04.01.2011 28.Tevet, 5771
Data released by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority indicate such animals have returned to the Galilee and Negev.
A few decades ago, the appearance of animals such as wild oryx, fallow deer and roe deer on Israeli pathways, after they became extinct in this region, would have seemed like the fantasy of some romantic naturalists. Yet data released recently by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority indicate that this image has turned into a practical plan that has been successfully implemented in some places; such animals have returned to areas such as the Galilee and Negev. They are even playing important roles in the reduction of excess vegetation in areas at risk of fires, and the scattering of seeds in desert areas….