Yemen has signed in 1992 and ratified in 1995 the International Convention on Biological Diversity which was launched at the Earth Summit conference in 1992.  In so doing, Yemen has acknowledged the value of biological resources as an integral part of it’s natural heritage with the potential for yielding long term benefits for the Yemen people and as essential foundation for sustainable development.  The Government of Yemen takes its responsibilities for the conservation and sustainable use of its natural resource seriously.  It recognizes also that the well being of its present and future communities depends on the conservation of the diversity and abundance of its biological resources.

Government focus on environmental and conservation issues is relatively new in Yemen, with the Environment Protection Council only having been established in 1990 and transformed in a full blown agency in 2001.  In recent years however the country ratified other international biodiversity-related conventions such as the UN Convention for Combating Desertification, the Climate Change Convention and the International Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora (CITES) convention. It also developed and implemented numerous policies and action plans related to biodiversity conservation and sustainable development including a National Water Strategy and Watershed Policy, a National Environmental Action Plan and a National Action Plan for Combating Desertification.


PDF Fishes of Socotra Download
PDF ARABIA’S LAST FORESTS UNDER THREAT I I : Remaining fragments of Unique Valley Forest in Southwest Arabia. Download
PDF ARABIA’S LAST FORESTS UNDER THREAT: Plant Biodiversity and Conservation in the valley forest of Jabal Bura ( Yemen ). Download
PDF Fish of Yemen Download
PDF Flora of Yemen Download (2 versions)
PDF Important Plant Areas in the Arabian Peninsula. Download
PDF   List of brachyuran crabs of Aden coasts at Gulf of Aden Download
PDF Management plan for Al- Heswa Protected Area Download
PDF Marine Biodiversity of Aden Wetlands Protected Areas Download
PDF Marine species in Yemen Download
DOC National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Download
PDF Protected Area in Yemen- Case Study. Download
PDF Reptiles of Yemen Download (2 versions)
PDF The 4th National Report of Biodiversity in Yemen Download
PDF The 5th National Report of Biodiversity in Yemen Download
DOC The National Report for Rio +20 Download
DOCX The National Report on the Status of Genetic Resources of forest and woodland in Yemen Download
PDF The Red List data of Yemen endangered plants Download
PDF The vegetation of Annah valley, Ibb governorate, Yemen Download
PDF Three new species and one new subspecies of Hemidactylus, Yemen Download
PDF Two new records to the flora of the Arabian Peninsula from Yemen Download
PDF دراسة حصرية ومورفولوجية لأنواع السرطانات البحرية و الشاطئية ( قصيرات البطن ) في سواحل عدن . Download