Photo focus on fighting invasive plants on Socotra Natural World Heritage site

The CABI Blog

DSCN0081 Bushera Ahmed Abdulla is able to identify and remove tiny prosopis seedlings before the invasive plant can take root.

In this photo special we turn the spotlight on members of the community in the Socotra Archipelago, Yemen – including Bushera Ahmed Abdulla pictured above – who are working together with invasive species experts from CABI to help rid the region of devastating Invasive Alien Species (IAS) including common pest pear Opuntia stricta and prosopis.

Dr Arne Witt, CABI’s Coordinator: Invasive Species, is providing guidance to the local UNEP/GEF team and in extension to the Environmental Protection Authority (Socotra branch), the Socotra Office for Agriculture, the Hadiboh District and the Socotra Governorate, in the implementation of a cactus eradication programme on the continental island group – designated a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site in 2008.

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One thought on “Photo focus on fighting invasive plants on Socotra Natural World Heritage site

  1. Naitram Ramnanan April 25, 2019 / 2:21 pm

    It seems that a unique environment produces unique people. Wish we had more people with that mind set in the world. Congrats all for what you are doing to conserve the world’s biodiversity. PS If I can visit I would definitely volunteer some of my time as well.

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