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Soqotra Archipelago (Yemen)
This book describes the approach adopted by the Italian Development Cooperation when facing with the interrelated problems of sustainable development, poverty alleviation and conservation of biodiversity. In this respect Soqotra Archipelago (Yemen), declared UNESCO World heritage site in 2008, represents a valuable laboratory to test this approach which is based on a holistic vision of socio-economic and environmental issues, is focused on increasing the capacity of local Institutions of planning and managing development and conservation, and requires the involvement of local stakeholders throughout the project implementation. In particular, a systemic planning tool integrating analyses and activities conducted in the relevant sectors of intervention (marine biology and fishery, plant and animal ecology, water management, socio-economic and infrastructure development) is presented.
Fabio Attorre teaches GIS thematic mapping and Ecosystem Approach to Biodiversity Conservation at the Department of Environmental Biology, Sapienza University of Rome. He is a plant ecologist specialized in biodiversity conservation in development contexts having provided scientific support to several projects promoted by the Italian Development Cooperation in collaboration with international organizations such as FAO, IUCN, UNDP, UNEP in different geographical areas including Soqotra and Galapagos Archipelagos, Limpopo basin (Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, South Africa), Albania, Papua New Guinea. He has 15 years’ experience in protected area management, biodiversity conservation and management, climate change effects on ecosystems, urban ecosystems planning. During his assignments, he authored some 80 scientific publications and supervised 18 post-graduate and 6 PhD students.