From Palermo a UNESCO appeal to save island Socotra Natural paradise of Yemen
PALERMO. From the botanical garden of Palermo, on the second
day of the Socotra event conference in Sicily, part of the campaign supported
by UNESCO in defense of the island of Yemen, a naturalistic paradise that is
strongly at risk. Anna Paolini, UNESCO director of Doha, explains: “The
aim is to focus attention on the biodiversity of the island, which is little
known, a little-visited microcosm where isolation has preserved the environment
flora and fauna.
We are at a critical time for the planet, which launches cries of alarm. We are living well above environmental sustainability, there is still time to recover, but only if we hurry. Places like Socotra have already been damaged by recent typhoons, with erosion and even population damage. Non-endemic species are being introduced, dracaena is being used as fuel. A recent United Nations report says that there are a million species in extinction “.” Connect2Socotra – adds Paolini – also wants to invite the scientific community to continue to study, to the Yemeni community to pay attention to tourism and sustainable development. UNESCO urges the botanical gardens of the world to collect the collections of Socotra, in these three months, which will put them in value, with exhibitions, films, brochures to enhance the island and increase the civil commitment for biodiversity “. (ANSAmed).
Socotra, in these three months, which will put them in value, with exhibitions, films, brochures to enhance the island and increase the civil commitment for biodiversity “. (ANSAmed).