Residents on the Yemeni island of Socotra have reportedly resorted to logging due to a shortage of domestic gas, heightening fears of its impact on the island’s unique biodiversity. Al-Mahriya quoted Muhammad Salem, Director General of the Environment Office in Socotra as saying, “The risk of logging is increasing day after day due to the lack of domestic gas in the governorate and its high prices on the black market.” “Many local residents have resorted to logging, which is a dangerous phenomenon that has many and great damages,” he added. Salem mentioned the threat of desertification, soil erosion and the destruction of biodiversity in the Socotra Archipelago. He urged exiled President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi and the governor of Socotra to ensure the provision of household gas in order to preserve […]