THE INERTIA GUIDE TO SOCOTRA
Welcome to Socotra, one of the world’s most remote and difficult to access inhabited islands located between the Arabian Peninsula and Somalia. In a region plagued with conflict, little Socotra stands on its own. Peaceful, traditional Socotri fishing villages dot the coast line, dragons’ blood trees populate the rugged mountain sides, and bright beaches and coral reefs hug the shorelines. Socotra is also one of the most ecologically distinct islands on the planet, with thirty percent of its flora and fauna endemic to the island; there’s little wonder why it’s sometimes referred to as the Galapagos of Arabia. After Yemen fell into war in 2015, Socotra was essentially cut off from tourism, as the Saudi and UAE governments took control over Yemen’s airspace. Starting in late 2018, Socotra has once again become accessible and we’re one of the first organizations re-engaging this spectacular island. Join us.