GUARDIANS OF THE ENVIRONMENT is a Birdwatching independent, non- profit organization, based in the city of Rehovot, on the central coastal plain, in ISRAEL. In Hebrew we are called "HA-EFRONIM". We are concerned citizens, who care about the environment, from deep in our being. We are business people, scientists, and other professionals. We are all volunteers. We have been honored by Israel's Minister of Environment for our dedicated work concerning environmental issues. Our activity won us a recognition, There for we have received the highest award from Israel's minister of environment.