צלול - לשמירת הים והנחלים
Organization main fields of activities: Marine Environment Protection
Contact: Yuval Arbel
Zalul ("clear", in Hebrew) is one of Israel's leading environmental NGOs, dedicated to protecting the seas and rivers of Israel. Zalul accomplishes its mission through conservation, activism, research, awareness-raising, and education. It strives to bring the issues of marine environment preservation and environmental protection to the forefront of the Israeli public. Zalul was founded in 1999 by a few concerned citizens who recognized the imperative need for environmental activism and advocacy in Israel. The group continues to wage strategic campaigns that target unchallenged municipalities, corporations, and the national government on the basis of their negligence and destruction of Israel's most essential natural resources.
Main campaigns are the preservation of the coral reef in the Gulf of Eilat (Aqaba), removal of the fish cages from the Red Sea, establishment of environmental regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling, and many local battles against municipalities and industrial companies that pollute rivers and streams.
Zalul is also dealing with the issue of plastic pollution of the marine environment, pushing for the BAN THE BAG and BAN THE MICROBEAD legislations, and conducting many advocacy and education programs.