Scientific international symposium on Socotra archipelago concluded [Archives:2003/696/Local News]

December 22 2003

By Ismael al-Ghabiri
Yemen Times

A three-day scientific international symposium on the Socotra archipelago and other Yemeni islands was concluded in Aden last week. More than 151 researchers from Yemeni universities and Yemeni, Arab and foreign research centers had taken part in it.
The symposium had discussed more than 100 researches and scientific studies presented on three premises. The symposium came out with a number of recommendations confirming the necessity of preserving the biodiversity and natural environment in the island of Socotra and the establishment of a Natural Museum there. The recommendations also stressed on the necessity of developing the health, educational and communication situation inn then island in addition to encouraging traditional professions and ecotourism in the island.