Research on the Archipelago

International research on Soqotra includes the study of terrestrial and marine life, focussing on biodiversity, of both flora and marine and terrestrial fauna. Other research interests are the Soqotri language, island history, cultural transformation and ecotourism.

Friends of Soqotra supports researchers through networking and data sharing. Raw data may be deposited on the FOS website for use by other researchers. Currently data on the bird population of the Soqotra Archipelago (R. Porter and A.S. Suleiman) are stored here. Don't hesitate to contact us and ask for them! If you are looking for a place to stay, ask about the possibility of staying at the Field Research Station of the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F).

Information on current and completed projects can be found here and in the "Tayf" Newsletter. References to research papers can be found in the Bibliography. On the Conference site we give information about forthcoming conferences and meetings of interest to people resear-ching Soqotra and Yemen.

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