Studies and Projects
OLI conducts professional applied studies resulting in policy recommendations for environmentally friendly planning and land management tools.
The following studies were conducted:
Park Shikma - Ecosystem Services Evaluation - A pilot project aims to formulate methods and ways for implementation of the ecosystem service approach in the planning and management of Shikma Park to be used in the region and as a model for other regions.
o Organized and located partners among local and national stakeholders and professionals – accomplished
o Defined research topics - accomplished
o Mapped ecosystems services - accomplished
o Analysis and assessment of ecosystems services – accomplished
Differentiating between natural open spaces and agricultural land
This study analyzes the legal, administrative and planning procedures for the allocation of natural open spaces for agricultural use. It will examine the following topics: the mechanism for land allocation, the planning framework and management structure. Based on our findings we will make recommendations to better protect natural open spaces.
Status: Completed. Recommendations are currently being incorporated in national planning and agriculture agendas.
Impacts of deferent fiscal instruments on Open Land Protection
Impact of grazing policy on Open Land
Status: Preliminary document completed
Methods & Tools for encouraging environmentally sensitive planning.
The study aims to investigate the current usage of instruments in Israel and internationally, and recommend suitable tools for use in Israel.
Status: Research team assembled. Completed.
Tourist trails in farming land.
The study funded by Nekudat-Hen, aims to find the best way to cope with potential conflicts caused by tourist trails on agricultural land
Locating Biodiversity Hot-Spots
To locate, characterize and classify hot-spots - vitally important and threatened sites essential for biodiversity and ecosystems protection. read more
Status: In progress