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Acting Minister of Tourism Ahmed al-Aliee called on the UNESCO’s World Heritage Protection Committee and the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) to put pressure on the Saudi-Emirati aggression coalition to stop the sabotage and destructive actions carried out by it in the Socotra Archipelago.
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.
Our planet is full of surprises. Here’s one more. Socotra Island in the Indian Ocean is one of a kind.…
Socotra: The Deep Indic Roots Of One Of The Remotest Places On Earth; Kamalpreet Singh Gill; Swarajya Magazine
Socotra island was once home to a thriving culture of Indic people.
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.
A third of the plant species found on the island in the Indian Ocean are endemic and cannot be seen anywhere else on Earth.
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.
The archipelago known as Socotra consists of four small islands located 250 miles off the coast of Yemen. Socotra, known as the “Galapagos of the Middle East,” is populated by hundreds of species that cannot be found anywhere else on the planet — and tourists are flocking there.