A selection of recently published authorised research papers, reports and notes, and of institutional papers can be read and downloaded here.

Research papers

A new subgenus and species of Lebia, with additional records of Carabidae (Coleoptera) from Socotra Island
Ron Felix, 2014

Revision of the East Mediterranean Orthomus (Coleoptera, Carabidae, Pterostichini), with description of Parorthomus gen. n. socotranus sp. n. from Socotra Island and key to the Old World genera of subtribe Euchroina
Borislav Guéorguiev, David W. Wrase and Jan Farkač, 2014

Mubarak’s Garden. Land improvement on a dry tropical island in the Arabian Sea
Dana Pietsch, Peter Kühn and Miranda Morris, 2013

The populations and distribution of the breeding birds of the Socotra archipelago, Yemen: 1. Sandgrouse to Buntings
by Richard F. Porter and Ahmed Saed Suleiman, 2013

The power of the book (about Arabic Field Guides, including Soqotra)
by Richard F. Porter, 2013

Dragonflies from mainland Yemen and the Socotra-Archipelago - additional records and novelties
by Wolfgang Schneider and Abdul Karim Nasher, 2013

Vascular flora evolution in the Soqotra Archipelago (Indian Ocean)
by Gianniantonio Domina et al., 2012

Challenges of protecting island ecosystems - Socotra Archipelago, Yemen
by Kay van Damme, 2012

Palaeogene continental molluscs of Oman
by Eike Neubert and Dirk van Damme, 2012

Insect Biodiversity of the Socotra Archipelago
by Jiří Hájek and Jan Bezděk (Ed.), 2012

Foreign Sailors on Socotra. The inscriptions and drawings from the cave Hoq
by Ingo Strauch, 2012

Revolution in Socotra. A Perspective from Yemen’s Periphery
by Nathalie Peutz, 2012

The Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus on Socotra, Yemen: population, ecology, conservation and ethno-ornithology
by Richard F. Porter and Ahmed Saed Suleiman, 2012

Classification and distribution patterns of plant communities on Socotra Island, Yemen
by Michele De Sanctis et al., 2012

Crown age estimation of a monocotyledonous tree species Dracaena cinnabari using logistic regression
by Radim Adolt et al., 2012

Prediction of Dragon’s Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari Balf.) stand sample density on Soqotra Island (key study)
by Irena Hubálková, 2012

“Shall I Tell You What Soqotra Once Was?”: World Heritage and Sovereign Nostalgia in Yemen’s Soqotra Archipelago
by Nathalie Peutz, 2011

Insular biodiversity in a changing world
by Kay Van Damme, 2011

Past and present human impacts on the biodiversity of Socotra Island (Yemen): implications for future conservation
by Kay Van Damme and Lisa Banfield, 2011

Pseudochromine and pseudoplesiopine dottyback fishes from the Socotra Archipelago, Indian Ocean, with descriptions of
two new species of Pseudochromis Rüppell (Perciformes: Pseudochromidae)

by Anthony C. Gill and Uwe Zajonz, 2011

Studies of Socotran birds VI. The taxonomic status of the Socotra Buzzard
by Richard F. Porter and Guy M. Kirwan, 2011

Developing conservation strategies for endemic tree species when faced with time and data constraints: Boswellia spp. on
Socotra (Yemen)

by Fabio Attorre et al., 2011

Modern and Ancient Knowledge of Conserving Soils in Socotra Island, Yemen
by Dana Pietsch and Miranda Morris, 2010

Hoq Cave Tourism 2009 - 2010
by Peter De Geest, 2010

A new species in the Portulaca oleracea aggregate (Portulacaceae) from the Island of Soqotra (Yemen)
by Gianniantonio Domina and Francesco M. Raimondo

A misunderstood new gecko of the genus Hemidactylus from Socotra Island, Yemen (Reptilia: Squamata: Gekkonidae)
by Roberto Sindaco et al. 2009

Institutional papers

World Heritage Nomination Soqotra Archipelago (Yemen)
IUCN Evaluation Report, ID No. 1263, 2008.

The Red Sea and Gulf of Aden Regional Network of Marine Protected Areas. Regional Master Plan.
The Regional Organization for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden, 2002.

Socotra Conservation Zoning Plan
Ministry of Planning and Development Sana'a-Environmental Protection Authority (EPA), Presidential decree No. 275, 2000, YEM/96/623, 2000.

Socotra Archipelago Master Plan. YEM/B7 – 3000/IB/97/0787. Ministry of Planning and Development Sana’a-Environmental Protection Council (EPC), 2000.

National action plan to combat desertification (draft) Yemen
FAO-UNCCD-UNDP-Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation Sana'a, 2000.

Environmental Protection Law. No (26)
Republic of Yemen, 1995.

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