Tag: YE – Socotra Archipelago

A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island; The Frontier Post

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Socotra Island has been variously described as ‘The Galapagos of the Middle East’ and ‘The Jewel of Arabia.’ This Yemeni UNESCO World Heritage Site is the largest of four islands in the Socotra Archipelago, situated east of the Horn of Africa in the Arabian Sea. The unspoiled, alien-like landscape of the island has intrigued travelers and scientists alike for decades.

Source: A trip to Yemen’s Socotra Island – The Frontier Post

Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat; Peter Martell; AFP

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Centuries-old umbrella-shaped dragon’s blood trees line the rugged peaks of Yemen’s Socotra — a flagship symbol of the Indian Ocean archipelago’s extraordinary biodiversity, but also a bleak warning of environmental crisis.

Source: Yemen’s unique ‘dragon’s blood’ island under threat

Foreign tourists can finally visit Yemen’s idyllic Socotra. Yemenis cannot; Middle East Eye

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Yemenis accuse the UAE of illegitimate control over access to the island and allowing foreigners in without government approval…

Source: Foreign tourists can finally visit Yemen’s idyllic Socotra. Yemenis cannot

How guidebook writer Hilary Bradt fell in love with the remote island of Socotra; Hilary Bradt; iNews

Socotra is a Unesco-protected naturalist’s paradise that won over travel guide founder Hilary Bradt the instant she touched down.

Source: How guidebook writer Hilary Bradt fell in love with the remote island of Socotra

Socotra—an unworldly island in the Arabian Sea; Stars Insider

Remote and isolated, the Socotra archipelago is often described as the “most alien-looking place on Earth.” The islands, part of Yemen, are scattered in the Arabian Sea, with Socotra, the largest island, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But while once a discerning destination for hardcore adventure tourists, visitor numbers have dwindled since the outbreak of the Yemeni civil war in 2015. Browse this gallery and get an idea of what this unworldly island looks like.

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It May Look Like An Alien Planet, But This Incredible Island Is On…; Abbie Marshall; Gent Side

Our planet is full of surprises. Here’s one more. Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean is one of a kind.…

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Socotra: The Deep Indic Roots Of One Of The Remotest Places On Earth; Kamalpreet Singh Gill; Swarajya Magazine

Yemen – Socotra Archipelago

Socotra island was once home to a thriving culture of Indic people.

 

Film explores the exotic ‘lost world’ island where time stands still; Chris Kitching; Daily Mail

The Hidden Land offers a revealing look at the island’s stunning landscapes and its people, whose ancient beliefs and lifestyles are under threat as they embrace modern practices and technology.

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The bizarre plants of Socotra Island; Sarah Griffiths; Daily Mail

A third of the plant species found on the island in the Indian Ocean are endemic and cannot be seen anywhere else on Earth.

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Socotra: Unspoiled island sanctuary caught on camera; Catriona Davies; CNN

A photographer has captured amazing images of Socotra, an island off Yemen with wildlife so diverse it has been called the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean.

Source: Socotra: Unspoiled island sanctuary caught on camera

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