The Forgotten Island

53 mins2004
Featuring: Richard Wells, Marc Stegeman

Due to its relative isolation, and difficulty to reach, the island of Socotra, off the coast of Yemen and Somalia has developed its own unique flora, fauna, and culture. Researchers, from botany to linguistics delight in the many mysteries Socotra holds. Unique plants, a large cave system with finds dating back to 248 CE, and a living language that harkens back to ancient Arabic. Dragon’s blood, frankincense and aloe are major exports and are cultivated to maintain a strict balance with nature. Join in as we talk with different scientists as they explore this amazing land and work to learn more about the people who live here.