Member of Mountain Biosphere
Socotra Archipelago (Yemen)
The Socotra Archipelago is located off the Horn of Africa, at the crossroads between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. It is recognised as a regional centre of biodiversity, with spectacular endemic species such as the Dragon Blood Tree. Socotra has a rich cultural heritage, including the unique Soqotri language. Isolated from the rest of the world, traditional land and sea uses remained little changed until the 1970s.
Year of declaration: 2003
Surface area: 2,681,640 ha
Population: 30,000 inhabitantes
Coordinates: 12°24’22.3″N 53°17’36.9″E