Yemeni Dreams on Socotra Island

 Socotra

Socotra

Socotra, a legendary isolated island is a cornucopia of weird plants and animals, showing superpowers in adapting to the hot, harsh and windy climate. Today Socotra’s extraordinary biodiversity attracts new explorers, who hope to learn its secrets before the modern world changes the island forever. UNESCO is one of the key forces behind the conservation movement, protecting Socotra Archipelago under its World Heritage List.

 Socotra

Socotra

For a long time, there wasn’t anything about Socotra aside its strategic location, that interested the outside world. The island remained a somewhat magical place, where an ancient language was spoken and unique flora and fauna continued to thrive in a pristine environment. But that has changed, and along with modern comforts, disruption, mismanagement and illegal practices invaded the island, putting its ecosystems in danger. There is, actually, a lot to be concerned about: despite its petite size, Socotra island ranks among the world’s most important clusters of biodiversity, that still puzzles scientists in many aspects.

Wherever you lay your gaze on Socotra, from the hot lowlands to the rugged granite mountain peaks and marine life, there are wonders seen nowhere else. When tourism comes to the island in full bloom, let’s hope it is an environmentally conscious kind, protecting the heritage of a secluded terrain for the next generations.

 Socotra

Socotra

索科特拉岛,一个传说中的孤岛,是奇怪的植物和动物的聚宝盆,炎热,多风气候恶劣。今天索科特拉岛非凡的多样性吸引着新的探险家,他希望了解现代世界变化的岛秘密。联合国教科文组织是保护运动背后的关键力量,索科特拉岛群岛保护列入世界遗产名录。

 Socotra

Socotra

很长一段时间,索科特拉岛除了其战略位置,没有什么吸引外面的世界。这个岛仍然是一个有点神奇的地方,在那里,一个古老的语言和独特的动植物继续在原始的环境中茁壮成长。但这伴随着现代的舒适、破坏、管理不善和非法的做法入侵该岛发生了变化,使其生态系统处于危险之中。事实上,有很多需要关注:尽管其体型娇小,索科特拉岛岛居世界生物多样性最重要的集群中,仍然在许多方面困惑科学家。

在索科特拉岛,无论你把目光聚焦在何处,从炎热的低地到崎岖的花岗岩山峰和海洋生物,奇迹无处不在。当岛屿迎来旅游旺季,让我们希望它是一种环保意识的种类,保护遗产也是为下一代。

 Socotra

Socotra

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