US-Israel signal collaboration to strengthen biodiversity conservation

On Wednesday, US Secretary of the Interior David L. Bernhardt and Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) director-general Shaul Goldstein finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) geared toward supporting future cooperations between each companies and growing exchanges on biodiversity conservation, protected areas and the safety of cultural and historic heritage, in line with a US Division of Inside press launch. 

“President Trump values the partnership the USA has with Israel and our collective efforts to strengthen conservation initiatives internationally,” stated Secretary Bernhardt. “I applaud Director Basic Goldstein’s management in increasing Israel’s system of parks and nature reserves, and I sit up for strengthening our collaboration with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.” 

“The Israel Nature and Parks Authority is in command of over 25 p.c of Israel’s land, and now we have the vital and sacred job to guard and preserve not solely hundreds of species of untamed animals and vegetation, but in addition most of the most valuable and priceless heritage and nature websites within the Holy Land,” stated INPA Director Basic Shaul Goldstein. 


“There may be clearly fairly a distinction between our two international locations in dimension, however each the US Division of the Inside and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority share the identical imaginative and prescient of conservation and safety of our nature, heritage and landscapes for future generations,” he added. “I sit up for continued cooperation with the US Division of the Inside to satisfy this imaginative and prescient.”

“The USA Authorities seems ahead to exploring alternatives for cooperation and alternate with the Israel Nature and Parks Authority in our efforts to advertise sustainable administration of biodiversity, wildlife, forests, and marine life; stop wildlife trafficking; handle forest fires; and, educate communities on environmental safety,” stated David Friedman, the USA Ambassador to Israel.