05.06.2011 3.Siwan, 5771 Tag 47 des Omer
Israel Nature and Parks Authority brings together Jewish, Arab citizens on environmental projects.
Dozens of Jisr al-Zarqa residents gathered at the village's idyllic fishing dock Sunday to see off a brown sea turtle named Ali, saved by two fishermen who found and rescued him after trapping him in their net. Ali, named after one of the two fishermen, was on the brink of death when he was first discovered. One of the fishermen called in members of the Nature and Parks Authority Sea Turtle Rescue Center, who treated Ali, and after he recovered, the sea turtle was released into the wild at the beginning of the week.
Among those who gathered to bid farewell to Ali were dozens of students from an educational project protecting the dunes, operated by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. The purpose of the project is to educate children about nature in their hometowns, with a focus on the coastal area….