Protected areas

Socotra Archipelago is comprise four islands which are located in the Indian Ocean. The largest, Socotra, has an area of 3,600 km2 and a mountainous interior rising to more than 1,500 m.

Over the past few years conservation efforts of the country biological resources have focused primarily on the establishment of protected areas, with the objective of protecting the country's best-known sites of outstanding biodiversity/natural value, aiming at maintaining the diversity and