Hula valley was once a large swamp. The Israelis dried the swamps during the 1950’s, to eliminate malaria and gain land for agriculture (as poetically documented by photographer Peter Marom). Some of the original swamps were left untouched, and dried lands were returned to their original ‘status’ in recent years, to support bird migration.
Today Hula is a major stop for migrating birds on their journey between Africa and Asia. Hula Valley is also a home for many species that now treat us with their winter stay.