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Environment & Development

The Land of Craters is our home!

One of Keshet’s key objectives is to preserve the unique landscape of the “Land of the Craters,” and to ensure that any development in the region is conducted sustainably.

As such, the preservation of the unique environment of Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands is at the center of the efforts of Keshet’s Environment and Development Department.

Among others, the department monitors the deposition, submission, and updates of all construction plans and master plans tendered for the area, both by the local and regional council.

Keshet’s Environment and Development Department explicit role is to collect, analyze and evaluate all information concerning the planning of those projects that may threaten the natural landscapes, and to support and strengthen the resolve of the community to act upon its findings and recommendations.

The department’s successes include the rehabilitation of damaged areas in Nahal Hava and the stone quarries north of Mitzpe Ramon. Keshet conducted a successful public campaign to oppose a private construction project, adjacent to the Camel Mount neighborhood, close to the edge of the Ramon Crater.

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Project's Status: Active
Initiation Date: June 2010
During the past two decades, stone quarries that covered 110 hectares on the northern edge of Mitzpe Ramon were exploited...
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Project's Status: Active
Initiation Date: December 2017
Amending the environmental shortcomings in the Plan for the new “Western Neighborhood”. Toward the end of 2017, the Plan for...
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Project's Status: Active
Initiation Date: January 2014
Mizpe Ramon is situated in the heart of a vast wild desert. It has significant residual influence on the desert...

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Meet the people of Keshet

Lecture for groups on environmental and social activism in Mitzpe Ramon and the Negev Highlands

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