Discover the untouched world

  • Discover the undiscovered...!
  • Go back to NATURE...!
  • ..hear the whisper of music...
  • ...more than you expect...
  • ..more than perfect...
 
 - History & Geography

 - Plants

   - Animals & Species

 - Weather & Climate

 - Essential Info

 - Rules & Restrictions

 - Socotra Map

 

 

 

Socotra, Soqotra, Sokotra, Island, Yemen, biodiversity, Yemen Vacation, Yemen Trips and Tours ,Ecotourism in YEMEN ,Yemen holidays, Trips to Socotra, Voyage Yémen, Découvrez le Yemen, Socotra Voyages, atg, Natur und Trekking im Jemen, Trekking, Reise Jemen, Insel Soqotra, Reiseveranstalter, Jemen Reisen, surfing, Individualreisen, Jemen, diving, snorkeling, camping, adventure, dragon blood tree, beach, イエメン, ソコトラ 観光, ソコトラ島, Sana’a, サナア, サヌア, イエメン観光, シバーム, Arabia Felix, シバ王国, 砂漠のマンハッタン, ソコトラ島 竜血樹, ソコトラ島 生物, 世界遺産, 生物多様性, バカンス, 自然, トレッキング, サーフィン, ダイビング, シュノーケリング, キャンプ, 冒険, イエメン ソコトラ エコツーリズム, イエメン ソコトラ島, 예멘 소코트라 섬, Yemen Socotra eiland, Jemen ishull Socotra, Եմենի Socotra կղզի, Yemen Socotra ada, Yemen Socotra irla, Емен выспы Сокотра, Йемен Сокотра остров, Iemen illa Socotra, 也门索科特拉岛, 也門索科特拉島, Jemen Socotra otok, Jemen Socotra ostrov, Yemen Socotra øen, Jemen Socotra eiland, Jeemeni Socotra saar, Yemen Socotra isla, Jemen Socotra saari, Yémen île de Socotra, Iemen Illa Socotra, იემენის Socotra კუნძული, Jemen Sokotra Insel, Υεμένη Socotra νησί, Yemèn Socotra zile, यमन सोकोट्रा द्वीप, Jemen Socotra-sziget, Jemen Socotra Island, Pulau Socotra Yaman, Éimin Socotra oileán, Yemen Socotra isola, Iemenia insula Socotra, Jemena Socotra salas, Jemenas Socotra saloje, Јемен Сокотра остров, Pulau Socotra Yaman, Jemen gżira Socotra, Jemen Socotra øy, Jemen wyspa Sokotra, Iêmen Ilha Socotra, Yemen Insula Socotra, Йемен острова Сокотра, Јемен Соцотра Исланд, Jemen Socotra ostrov, Jemen Socotra otok, Yemen isla Socotra, Yemen Socotra kisiwa, Jemen Socotra ö, เกาะ Socotra เยเมน, Yemen Sokotra adası, Ємен острова Сокотра, Yemen đảo Socotra, Yemen Socotra ynys, архипелаг Сокотра, Dracaena cinnabari, socotraisland, Abu Taleb Group, world heritages,

 

Animals & Species

 

Socotra's fauna is just fascinating. Among the land birds, Socotra island is a home to 180 species of birds 6 species are endemic, ((Socotra sparrow – Socotra Cisticola – Socotra Starling – Socotra Sun bird –Socotra Warbler – and the rarest Socotra Bunting (estimated with 1000 specimens alive)).  as well as 14 sub-species, are restricted to Socotra. And also it’s a host point for many immigrated/breeding birds of over 45 species such as Flamingos, Kettle Egrets, Reef Hearns, Gulls, etc. And the highest density in the world for Egyptian Vulture has registered on the island.

More work is still needed to clarify the status of other species.

 

There are 190 species of butterfly and with a large number of endemics. The reptilian and insects fauna is also very rich 600 species of insects with 90% with high proportion of endemic. The reptilian fauna is also very rich with 19 out of a total of 22 species regarded as endemics.

 Goats, shapes, caws, donkeys, and camels are common to come across. Bats and civil cat is the only mammals native to the island.

 

In the marine world Socotra has taken a spectacular place as it has mixture of species from different biogeography regions- the western Indian Ocean, the Red sea, East Africa and the wider Indo-Pacific. Despite of the small archipelago, Socotra Island is home to more than 680 Species of fishes are comparable to those of the Red Sea. And about 230 species of hard corals (five are endemics) and 30 species of soft corals. In addition to 300 species of crustacean (nine are endemics), 490 species of mollusks, and 230 species of algae. Sea-turtles also nest on the north of the island but there is a need for more work on these (as with almost all Socotra's wildlife). An endemic fresh-water crab, Potamon socotrensis, is common in the temporary water-courses. In general the fresh-water habitats of the island have been little studied and it is still not clear whether there are endemic freshwater fish living there. Among the insects it is not surprising to find many forms with reduced wings, lessening the likelihood that they are blown off the island.

From a biogeographic perspective, Socotra is more closely linked with Africa than Arabia but there are also interesting affinities with other island groups such as the granitic Seychelles and even some remote islands of the Atlantic Ocean. There remains a great need for further studies of individual species and of main habitats on Socotra. To date, for example, there has been very little work done on the southern and western plateau, the more isolated granitic pinnacles, as well as the major part of the islands' coastal waters.

Its unique character makes Socotra a natural World Heritage site. In practice however what matters is the effect on the ground. There is little doubt that potential revenue sources for the local population must be developed and these may include small-scale tourism, the cultivation and export of native plants, or the collection and storage of seeds and cuttings for propagation as part of international programs.

Given the social and developmental pressures which are now a fact of life on Socotra the continued survival of many endemic species, and of unique habitats is at risk. Socotra provides both an opportunity and a challenge for mankind. Fortunately the concept and value of conservation is still high on the agenda of the island's people. It is to be hoped that local and national efforts to protect Socotra's unique wildlife are supported by international assistance and that the island's uniqueness is maintained for the benefit and pleasure of future generations.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home  |  Socotra  |  Hot Tours  |  Things to Do  |  Services  |  Partners  |  Yemen  |  Contact us
Copyright © Abu Taleb Group - All rights reserved.