About 100,000 hikers walked the nature reserves on Saturday, about 850 of them tourists

Among the prominent sites visited: Yarkon Tel Afek National Park, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve and Tel Ashkelon National Park

Yael naps in the sun at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve. Photo by Matan Bogomolsky, RTG

About 100,000 hikers went for walks in the national parks and nature reserves on Saturday. About 850 of them are tourists, who visited the sites of Ein Gedi, Masada, Caesarea and Banias. The most prominent sites: Tel Yarkon National Park with about 4800 visitors, Ein Gedi Nature Reserve with about 3200 visitors, Tel Ashkelon National Park with about 2600 visitors.

And to remind you – Ein Gedi Nature Reserve is celebrating 50 years since its declaration in a unique meeting.

Did you work at the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve? Did you live near her? Have you researched its flora and fauna? Are you just in love with her? If you have done this at some point in the last 50 years (or earlier), you are invited to attend a unique and memorable meeting, where the stories of the reserve will star: the tigers, the inspectors, the chamois, the researchers and everything in between.

When: On Thursday 11.11.2021, from 16:30 until approximately 20:30

where: In the ancient synagogue in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve

In the program: A social gathering and we will share fascinating stories about the reserve for its generations.


Yolks are still blooming in the Bashanit ridge in the Golan. Slow Coriat Photography, RTG
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