The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), the Hoopoe Foundation and Tel Aviv University together with the Amman Center for Peace and Development (ACPD, Jordan), Universite’ de Lausanne (UNIL, Switzerland) and the international Artists For Nature Foundation (ANF) are planning a bold new project to raise global awareness to the plight of the Dead Sea. The Dead Sea is one of the most unique geographic formations in the world, supporting unique ecosystems and harboring historic and cultural treasures. The long-term decline of the water level is creating an ecological imbalance on both land and sea that will eventually destroy this unique and precious resource. The culture of environmental artists and nature lovers provides a unique, non-political platform for people of this war-torn region to connect to their natural environment and to one another.
Nature art is extremely popular in Western Countries and a part of its cultural heritage for centuries; whereas in the Middle East, nature and wildlife art are not well known. The ANF is an excellent example of an NGO that brings together renowned artists from all over the world to help save “endangered” places.
Organizational psychologist/management consultant turned Movie Producer (“Home Game” on Gush Katif), Avi is now CEO of 12Tribe Films, a business specializing in video and social media marketing for Israel. You can also follow my mobile updates on Telegram: https://t.me/aviabelowupdates