Zalul (“clear” in Hebrew) is an environmental organization and its scope of work is to protect Israel's sea's and streams. The association was founded as a respond to the need to remove contaminating fish farming cages for marine agriculture from the Gulf of Eilat, which affected the Red Sea’s rare coral reef.
Since then, Zalul became the leading environmental NGO, dedicated to the protection of the sea's and rivers of Israel.
Zalul plays an active role on sites, legal activity, conducts studies, bill proposals and raises awareness among the public and decision-makers, about the importance of a clean environment for the benefit of nature and of public health. Zalul works for all sectors in the belief that every person, regardless of sex, religion or place of residence, has a right to a clean and healthy environment and clean and healthy seas. Zalul works to benefit a wide range of communities of residents of cities, agricultural settlements, Arab communities and more
Significant achievements over the years
The polluting fish cages in the Gulf of Eilat-Akaba have been removed, saving the coral reef; the Dan region wastewater treatment plant (Shafdan) has stopped discharging 5.6 million tons of contaminated sludge into the Mediterranean sea every year; the State has invested approx. $10 Billion in stopping pollution of the streams and the sea by building wastewater treatment facilities; the Ban the Plastic Bags Law has been passed; and the Ammonia reservoir that endangered the lives of the residents of the north has been shut down for good.