Mitigating Climate Change Effects Through Traditional Land Management Practices – Project Partnership with the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh

This research project is considered an extension of the Socotra Heritage Project, funded in 2019 by the British Council Cultural Protection Fund ARC-WH was a collaborating partner (project title: Integrating Cultural Heritage into Conservation and Development Planning on Soqotra – Project CPL-185-16 – British Council Funding).  The project was approved by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and is funded by the AHRC through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and the UK Government Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).  The traditional land management practices of Socotra and all the knowledge systems they contain are on the verge of being lost forever While climate change is not often deemed as requiring an “urgent” response in the humanitarian sense, it is widely recognised that research and action to mitigate climate change do constitute an urgent requirement.  Traditional knowledge systems are no longer as highly valued as they once were in Socotra due to multiple changes in government and demographics As Socotra continues to modernise, such traditions have, at least for the younger generation, become less relevant The older generation, who still possess this knowledge, has not passed it on to the next generation. In short, it is dying with them. 


Feb 17 2021 - Mar 01 2022


8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Socotra Archipelago
Feb 2021
Mar 2022
08:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Socotra Archipelago