International Science-Based Conservation Workshop

Major Conservation & Biodiversity Organizations in Israel

The Ma'Arag - LTER Israel - Biodiversity Research Informing Sustainability Management

The Ma'arag is a national network ecological research organizations. Its mission is to provide natural resource managers with the scientific information necessary to promote long-term biodiversity and sustainable development through:

State-of-the-art long term ecological research (LTER); A national program of biodiversity monitoring; A center for ecological synthesis and modeling; Educational programs for resource managers; A library of research data and publications.


The Ma'arag is a consortium of Israeli universities under the sponsorship of the Israel Academy of Sciences and governmental organizations.

Ma'arag University Partners:

Ben Gurion University

Hebrew University

University of Haifa


Ma'arag Governmental and Funding Partners

Agricuture Research Organization (Volcani)

Israel Nature and National Parks Protection Authority

Jewish National Fund (KKL)

Israel Science Foundation

Ministery of the Environment

Ministery of Science


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