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The IOC currently operates three Birdwatching Centers in Israel and is leading several major regional projects with Israel's neighbors - the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. The IOC's vision is to create a sustainable environment throughout the region, irrespective of borders - as Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries .
Public Awareness -Developing and implementing educational programs for schools and the community about birds, and nature conservation. The IOC works through 16 Community Centers and the network of SPNI Field Schools across the country.
Nature Conservation is the main purpose of the center's work. Conservation activities include protection and restoration of important bird areas, development of land management plans, and rare species conservation plans.
Research is the basis on which much of our other activities depends, including surveys and monitoring of migration, wintering and nesting birds, and investigating interrelationships between people and nature.
Capacity Building and Cooperation - Working with local, state and international agencies and organizations on conservation issues. Partnering with farmers to prevent conflicts with wildlife, and encourage environmentally friendly agriculture such as organic, buffer zones and biological pest control.
Ecotourism - Developing tourism services specifically for birdwatchers such as guided tours, self guided tour information, up-to-date sightings, and bird ringing stations. Creating infrastructure including bird reserves, trails and observation hides.