10 wild facts about Israel’s eco and social contributions to the world

fun facts about israelOK, so we know quite a bit about Israel; start-up capital of the universe; uber-friendly to vegans; and offering a portfolio of natural and historical wonders that could take a lifetime to fully explore. Here are a few more interesting facts about the Holy Land that you can impress your friends with:

1. An Israeli conservationist Ofir Drori has managed to jail more than 1,300 major wildlife traffickers in Africa through his wildlife conservation organization, the Last Great Ape Organization (link here)

2. Israeli scientists have produced a clean energy alternative from spinach (link here).

3. An Israeli company has developed reusable plastic trays to collect dew from the air, reducing the water needed by crops or trees by up to 50 percent (link here).

4. In the heart of urban Jerusalem lies a nature park with a herd of gazelles (link here).

Gazelle Israel eco park

Gazelle park in the middle of the city

5. An Israeli inventor has developed the world’s first cardboard bicycle from recycled materials. The bike is resistant to rain and sun, and costs around $9 each (link here).

cardboard bike, recycled materials, green transportation, cycling, social design, green design, Israeli design, crowd funding, Indiegogo cardboard bike campaign

6. Israel is the only country in the world that entered the 21st century with a net gain in its number of trees (link here).

7. With peanuts introduced early to their diets (mostly in the form of the popular snack, Bamba), Israeli babies are 10 times less likely to suffer from a peanut allergy than Jewish children in the UK (link here).

Bamba, peanut butter snack from Israel. Like cheesies, but sweet.

8. In 2017, Tel Aviv hosted the largest gay pride parade in the Middle East (link here).

Vogue anywhere in Tel Aviv

9. In 2004, Israeli scientists found a cure for bad breath (link here).

10. The powerhouse nation of Israel is only 1/6 of 1% of the landmass of the Middle East (link here).

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