February 26, 2009, Updated September 24, 2012

Israel’s Hula Lake Park recognized as ‘outstanding’ site for natureIsrael’s Hula Lake Park has been recognized by BBC Wildlife Magazine, one of the world?s best selling natural history publications, as one of the most outstanding sites in the world for nature observation and photography.
The park, which is owned by the Jewish National Fund, plays host to millions of migrating cranes each winter, and was ranked ninth on a list of 20 exceptional nature sites chosen by 300 international experts.
The Hula Lake, in the Galilee, is one of the world?s most important bird watching sites. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors are drawn to the spot, to watch white cranes on their way to South Africa.
The park was restored and re-flooded by the JNF in 1991 in an effort to create a rich habitat that would give migrating cranes a place to rest and nourish themselves during their long winter journey.
An international arts festival hosted by the JNF and the Protection of Nature in Israel will be held at Hula Lake from March 6-15th.

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