1. Research and collection of
Collection of information on the geographic
distribution, the biology, and the phenology of wild plants in Israel.
Establishment of a computerized information center and distribution of
material to all those interested in wild plants such as: nature lovers,
students, teachers and researchers.
Teaching ecological botany to the public, and
identifying wild plants to nature lovers.
3. Nature preservation:
botanical and vegetational information for conservation use. Suplying
information on the rare and endemic plants of Israel, in order to protect them
and their habitat. Conducting botanical surveys, to locate botanical sites
important for nature preservation.
Our Israeli Wild Plant Data-Base (EcoIsrael) is a unique established
system. It comprises now over 630,000 records of distribution and
phenology of plants. It is available for analyses of diverse tools, such as
GIS. The EcoIsrael information, combined with GIS, enabled to perform few
projects that showed how that system can utilized for a new sophisticated
analyses. Distributional maps can illustrate the use of the EcoIsrael
data-base for conservation rare and endangered plants in Israel.