The Ashdod Port Company initiated contact with the Society for the Protection of Nature out of a wish for joint activity. From this was born the joint effort by the Port Company, the Society for the Protection of Nature and “Hofit” - The Municipal Tourism Company, to establish an urban nature center and an Ornithology Center on the banks of the Lachish Stream adjacent to the Port.
In this center the research and educational activity that takes place there, will be deepened and broadened, vis a vis the Education System and the general public. This activity exposes the visitors to the variety of birds – migrant and nesting in the urban environemt and near the sea, it studies the complex relation between humans, the environment and the living, and nurtures interest and knowledge of this field.
This project is in its initial planning stages, and all three organs are involved in its promotion.