Our Stories

  • Adib’s family was always interested in agriculture and kept a home vegetable garden. With the support from UNDP’s project, the family converted the home garden to much needed nursery. This is very crucial says Adib to protect and conserve the unique biodiversity in the Socotra Archipelago.

  • The Rosh community was nominated for the prize by UNDP-GEF Socotra Governance and Biodiversity Project, which has been working in the island since June 2009. The project supported the community in preparing the presentation materials of the Equator Prize Award Ceremony which followed the Community Summit during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. Rosh delegates were supposed to personally attend.

  • The Socotra Archipelago, an island in the Arabian Sea, is a prime center of unique biodiversity. It is historically renown by its rare and spectacular plants. Only Socotra can give you a magic view of the dragon trees (locally known as blood tree), frankincense trees, desert roses…etc. that characterize its mountains and coastal landscapes. As one of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Natural World Heritage Sites in the Arab world, Socotra ranks among the top of endangered islands in the world with over 250 endemic species.

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