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Species at Yemen island face threat
Socotra's indigenous species are now in danger of being wiped out as conservation is not top priority.
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2010 14:41 GMT

Climate change talks in Mexico seem to be heading nowhere, with a legally binding deal on reducing carbon emissions looking highly unlikely.

It's disappointing news for scientists trying to save some of the world's rarest flora and fauna.

Like this one: the dragon's blood tree. It's home is an isolated island.

Part of the Yemeni territory, Socotra is described as the most alien-looking place on earth.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra explains why its indigenous species are now in danger of being wiped out.

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