Pushing Back the Desert in Be’er Sheva

In this clip (5:54), learn how KKL-JNF is literally turning back time and pushing back the deserts of the Be’er Sheva region. Pairing ancient water harvesting and soil conservation techniques with modern know-how and technology, KKL-JNF is reclaiming the once-fertile land that has undergone a desertification process and become arid. Foresters have built terraces and limans – 400 throughout the Negev – which color the landscape green and attract many visitors. The creation of the green belt around Be’er Sheva has been so successful that it has drawn the attention of scientists and foresters throughout the world.

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