Raya Shourky to become Israel Nature and Parks Authority permanent director

Sue Surkes is The Times of Israel's environment reporter.

Raya Shourky (Yaniv Cohen/INPA)
Raya Shourky (Yaniv Cohen/INPA)

Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg announces that Raya Shourky, acting director of the Israel Nature and Parks Authority, will become the organization’s permanent director, and the first woman in the post.

Shourky began working for the INPA in 1990, as head of the Ein Afek Nature Reserve near Kiryat Bialik in northern Israel.

Her previous post was director of the visitor and community department.

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