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Tuesday, 3 April 2018

Socotra 3D Model

Finally a nice 3D model of Socotra Island, made by Vricon.

Enjoy:





Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation inaugurates Hawlaf Port on Socotra

The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation inaugurates Hawlaf Port on Socotra.

Picture taken from the above linked website article.

Hopefully development will not endanger the Socotra Wildlife and environmental protection initiatives stay on the alert. This new enlargement of the port might hold a critical new import of goods and jump-start big building initiatives?

Monday, 26 February 2018

Importance of preserving Socotra island

Great news!

A cultural heritage protection program for Socotra

The workshop aims at qualifying the members and developing their abilities in the field of preservation of cultural heritage, an aspect that has not been emphasized in the development and conservation plans...


Pictures from the above linked website article

Thanks for this fantastic initiative and best wishes to this brilliant team!

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Incense and imagery: mapping agricultural and water management systems on the island of Socotra, Yemen

Thanks to Julian we are moving on with those enigmatic walls all over the island...

Still a lot of work ahead, but hopefully the knowledge about who / when / why will clear up!

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318277471_Incense_and_imagery_mapping_agricultural_and_water_management_systems_on_the_island_of_Socotra_Yemen
or here:
http://dro.dur.ac.uk/21552/