As the Jerusalem Hills are in Danger yet again, the JBC has joined the campaign to preserve the city's unique, historical and natural landscape.
An Examination of the Planning and Development Processes in Jerusalem- Reserves, Trends and Characteristics. Part I: Residential Land Reserves in Jerusalem 2040. Uri Barshishat and Tirtza Finkel. Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. July 2015. (Hebrew)
The public was invited to " Touring and Preserving" on July 10th as part of the JBC's series of seminars in cooperation with the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel. The event was held in support of "The Campaign to Save the Jerusalem Hills" . More than 100 people joined the event, receiving a guided, detailed tour of Ein Kobi, located in the heart of the threatened Jerusalem Hills. The visitors learned about the history of the site as well the site's animal and plant life. To sign the petition to save the Jerusalem Hills click here.
For more pictures from the tour click here
To learn more about the campaign:
The JBC Stakeholder Forum met on Sunday, June 28th. In accordance with a decision that was made at a previous Stakeholder Meeting to learn about and tour the unique open spaces of Jerusalem and the surrounding areas, the meeting was held in cooperation with the Association of Towns, hosted by the "Soreq" Environmental Planning Center. It included a discussion and site visit to enable participants to become familiar with the uniqueness of the bioregion with reference to the major ecological issues facing local and regional authorities today.
On the agenda:
To view pictures from the meeting click on the picture above.
The workshop was held at the Jerusalem Bird Observatory with approximately 25 district Planners andManagers from the local community centers in Jerusalem. The workshop which was organized by the JBC alongside SPNI included lectures and guided group exercises. The workshop presented planners with practical tools to integrate nature and biodiversity considerations into the urban planning process, and emphasized the importance of urban nature and its connection to nature outside of the city.
To view pictures from the workshop click on the picture above.
Muslala invited the public to the opening event of the Jerusalem Bee Keeping Center (in the Bio- Dynamic way). The event included lectures, a hands-on family workshop, a movie and the official opening ceremony for the center. The event took place on Wednesday May 20th on the roof of Binyan Klal. For more information visit their facebook page.
Check out this incredible clip of Yossi Aud's work wtih the bees, featured on Israel's Channel 1:
The Food for Jerusalem forum met on 19.5.15 at the home of Yossi Aud in Kiryat Yearim for a fascinating lecture on the topic of Bio-Dynamic Bee Keeping. The participants enjoyed an exciting and surprising experience with the bees. For pictures click below.
Naomi Tsur, Chair of the Jerusalem Bioregion Center in an interview with IBA English News explains Jerusalem's sustainable future, past successes, tourism and more.
To watch the video click here...(Naomi's interview begins at 5:26)
On Sunday, April 22nd, residents of Jerusalem welcomed the return of the Common Swift to their nesting sites in the Western Wall, at a ceremony organized by Friends of the Swifts Israel. The swifts are among the half billion migrating birds that fly over Jerusalem twice every year, on their way to finding their warm summer nesting places. Approximately 88 pairs of swifts have been nesting in cracks of the Western Wall for thousands of years . Founder and Chair of the Jeuraslem Bioregion Center, Naomi Tsur was present, along with the center's Executive Director, Helene Roumani. Representatives from the Ministry of Environment, Israel's Nature and Parks Authority, the Jewish National Fund and Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel were also in attendance.
The inauguration of the Gazelle Valley Urban Wildlife Park in the city of Jerusalem, Israel's first urban nature park .