Socotra

Socotra Archipelago (Yemen) Profile

*** Geography / Info
Geography Socotra Images – google.com
Socotra – wikipedia.org
Socotra Island – nationalgeographic.com
Socotra Archipelago World Heritage Site – worldheritagesite.org

*** Climate / Environment
Socotra Weather & Climate
Socotra Climate – weather2travel.com

*** Biogeography / Ecoregions / Habitats
Socotra Island Desert – wwf
Islands off the Horn of Africa – wwf
Socotra Island xeric shrublands – eoearth.org

*** Bird Lists
A – Links with extensive additional Species Information
Socotra Checklist – avibase

B – Links with less extensive Species Information
Socotra Bird List – osme.org
Multimedia Socotra Checklist – ibc … with extensive Multimedia links

*** Endemics / EBA’s / Key Species
According to birdlife.org, Yemen has 11 endemic breeding species, 10 of which are endemic to the Socotra Archipelago, only the Yemen Accentor is endemic to the mainland.
The Socotra Archipelago is an EBA and has 10 endemic species as noted above.
Socotra Buzzard in Guinness Book of Records – britishbirds.co.uk
Some Key Specie – wikipedia.org
Restricted Range Specie, with links – birdlife.org

*** Endangered Species
Socotra’s Birds: some facts – bik-f.de
The five globally threatened species given in the above paper can be linked below:-
Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus
Socotra Buzzard Buteo socotraensis
Socotra Cormorant Phalacrocorax nigrogularis
Abd ‘Al Kuri Sparrow, Passer hemileucus
Socotra Bunting, Emberiza socotrana

*** Photos / videos / sounds
Bird Images Socotra – yahoo.com
Multimedia recorded in Socotra – ibc.lynxeds.com
Socotra Cormorant fact file – arkive.org

*** Birding
Socotra Sojourn – allaboutbirds.org
Explore Species Data – ebird.org

 

*** Migration
AEWA Publications – unep-aewa.org
Fauna of Socotra – socotra-paradise.com

 

*** Conservation / Biodiversity
Presentation of the Equator Prize – undp

 

*** Reserves / Parks / IBA’s
The whole Socotra Archipelago is an EBA as noted above.
Socotra World Heritage Site – unesco.org
Socotra IBA’s – birdlife.org
Socotra Archipelago: World Heritage Nomination – friendsofsocotra.org
Socotra EBA’s birdlife.org

*** Wetlands / Ramsar Sites
Celebration of International Day for Wetlands – ramsar.org

 

*** Marine Reserves
See Wetlands above…

*** Projects
Biodiversity of Socotra – socotraproject.org

 

*** Issues
Socotra Cyclone Mekunu Damage
World Heritage Site Facing Development Threats – wmenews.com

 

*** Societies / Blogs
Environmental Conservation Group-Socotra – ramsar.org
Friends of Soqotra – friendsofsoqotra.org

 

*** Wildlife
Wildlife Reserves of Socotra – socotra.info
Socotra Island – esromart.hubpages.com

 

*** Health
Traveler’s Health Yemen

 

*** Travel / Trips
Visit Socotra with Local Guide – socotra-island.net
Bird Watching on Socotra – socotraadventure.com
Socotra Eco-tours – socotra-eco-tours.com
Socotra- the alien island in the Indian Ocean – 1000lonelyplaces.com

*** Trip Reports
Socotra, Yemen Birding Report 2006 – worldtwitch.com

 

*** Papers
Socotra’s Ornithological Importance – bik-f.de

 

*** Books
Birds of the Horn of Africa… review – ABC