This unique nature reserve was established to foster the breeding of animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert animals

The wildlife nature reserve in the Israeli desert

 

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​Spread over 3000 acres in southern Israel’s Arava desert, the Yotvata Hai-Bar Nature Reserve is the desert counterpart of the Carmel Hai-Bar Nature Reserve, which operates in the country’s Northern Mediterranean forest.

Situated in the Southern Arava near Kibbutz Yotvata, 35 kms north of Eilat, the unique nature reserve was established to foster the breeding of animals mentioned in the Bible and other endangered desert animals. The reserve is now home to endangered and locally extinct animal species that are bred here for possible reintroduction to the Negev desert.