Importance of preserving Socotra island; Harpreet Kaur; DTN

Yemen – Socotra Archipelago

Manama : The long-neglected island Socotra is now home to a large number of endangered species wherein up to a third of its plant life is endemic and could be found nowhere else on earth but Socotra, revealed experts at a workshop held at the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage in Manama

The cultural heritage protection programme for the Yemeni island of Socotra was hosted by the Arab Regional Center for World Heritage in co-ordination with Centre for Middle Eastern Plants, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh with the support of British Council. The programme was aimed at integrating cultural heritage into conservation and development planning on Socotra.

The workshop that was launched in the presence of Yemeni Ambassador to the Kingdom Hassan Al Ahmadi is part of a two-year programme attended by six participants of heritage and community development workers in Socotra.

Source: Importance of preserving Socotra island

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