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In the line for travelers: A new nature reserve has been announced near Modi'in Israel today

2022-07-03T16:40:11.909Z

More than 27,000 dunams of open areas west of the city of Modi'in will be recognized as forest areas • The areas will be upgraded to the highest level of conservation, in order to keep them protected



New Nature Reserve:

Central District Planning and Construction Committee, chaired by Acting Committee Chairman and Central District Planner at the Planning Administration, Guy Kaplan, decided today (Sunday) to deposit a plan that would define 27,605 dunams of open space west of the city of Modi'in as forest areas.

This is the highest level of conservation, with the aim of preserving the open and protected areas in the Modiin Forest area, which form part of the national ecological corridor.

The program, initiated by the Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), applies to three local authorities and four planning areas: Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut, Hevel Modi'in, Gezer, Galili-Ayalon Valley area. The plan borders Road No. 1 and the east.

The plan determines and specifies the boundaries of the forest according to the National Outline Plan TMA 1 in accordance with the actual existence in order to ensure the continued existence of the National Ecological Corridor as marked in the National Outline Plan 1/35 while establishing provisions to strengthen the ecological corridor and maintain its continuity.

Modi'in Forest is an important link in the sequence of open areas in the center of the country, the most important ecological corridor in the country that runs from north to south along the eastern border of the district with Judea and Samaria.

Modiin Forest is located in the narrow part between the Ben Shemen Forest and the Canada Forest and it is very important to preserve its continuity, among other things in light of the reduction in the scope of open areas as a result of urban development and infrastructure.

The plan proposes to preserve the forest areas in a variety of open areas included in its area and together constitute a complete set for biodiversity, agriculture, science and knowledge, education, tourism and leisure.


The plan defines forest areas, agricultural areas, streams and extensive community activity.

In addition, the program refers to national hiking trails and offers, among other things, a connection of bicycle trails and walking trails such as the Israel Trail.

The Central District Planner at the Planning Administration, Guy Kaplan, noted the ecological and scenic importance of the plan in the Central District as identified in the Ecological Corridors Plan in the Central District and the outline plan for the city of Modi'in which preserves Modi'in Forest space Ecological axes and passages and streams, areas and landscape units, unique and diverse habitats, agricultural areas and continued agricultural cultivation and extensive open areas alongside development in the area and giving open space to the surrounding residents.

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Source: israelhayom

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