The success of Yemeni government efforts in keeping “Socotra " within the "World Heritage List "

The success of Yemeni government efforts in keeping “Socotra " within the "World Heritage List "

The Yemeni government has managed to keep Socotra Island on the UNESCO list as one of the world's leading heritage sites.

The head of the public authority for environmental protection, Dr. Abdelkader Kharaz, said that considerable and intense efforts by the Government represented by the Commission in the past period have been successful in order to keep the Socotra archipelago in its natural world location as an important site on the World Heritage list despite Hurricanes Chapala, Mege and Mukono that swept it.

The Socotra archipelago comprises four islands, Socotra, and Abd al-Kori, Samha and Darsah, as well as two small rocky islands.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2008 announced the annexation of Socotra Island to the list of natural heritage for its exceptional location in terms of great biodiversity and its unique components, which are unparalleled in the world.

According to Saba, which quoted Kharaz's statements, the continued survival of Socotra on the list will enhance the efforts of the public authority for environmental protection towards the protection, conservation and sustainable development of nature in Socotra as a national and international commitment.


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