|Date||14 Aug 2001|
Yemen's Soqotra island is home to numerous endemic succulent plant species which face threats due to economic development of the island.
This project proposes to gather basic ecological data and develop conservation strategies for two endemic succulent species.
Aloe perryi, a widespread plant exhibiting great variability, is harvested by local people and faces threats due to excessive harvesting of wild populations. Duvaliandra dioscoridis is very rare, restricted to one small area, and faces extinction.
Six sites will be compared and information on biotic and physical factors gathered to assess status and threats.