Alien Landscapes and Life on Socotra Island
Among unusual plants are: cucumber tree, desert rose, dragon tree, a giant Dorsten - representatives of ancient flora, which disappeared from the face of the Earth millions of years ago. Dendrosicyos resembles baobab tree. Desert Rose is a unique combination of fleshy thick trunk and delicate bright pink flowers, which grow on the short branches.
Except interesting plants the island is inhabited by reptiles, shellfish, and birds of different species. Endemic Bird species of: Nectrariniidae, starling, sparrow and hawfinch you will not find anywhere else.
The Yemeni government does everything to preserve the unique nature of the Socotra Island. UNESCO included it to list of the area of biologically valuable reserves.