Species at Yemen island face threat

Socotra's indigenous species are now in danger of being wiped out as conservation is not top priority.

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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