15 of Israel's environmental wonders

Israel's varied climate and intriguing geology has shaped breathtaking formations across the country.

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The diverse and vivid coral reef in the Red Sea. (Photo: Marko Teräs/Flickr) The diverse and vivid coral reef in the Red Sea. (Photo: Marko Teräs/Flickr) (Photo: Marko Teräs/Flickr)

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Eilat's coral reef

Coral reefs aren't just pretty, they're an indispensable part of marine life. Just off the coast of Israel's southernmost city of Eilat, the Coral Reef Nature Reserve protects an amazing coral ecosystem. 

Next time you're planning a vacation, consider helping out with coral conservation in Eilat. Not only do you get to help monitor the reef, you can get an up-close look at some pretty amazing marine life.

Clownfish, goby fish, lionfish, parrotfish and eels are just a few of the photogenic species who call the reef home.

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