Be part of Socotra’s future

by Hilary Bradt in Chesham, England, United Kingdom

£11,652

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Be part of Socotra’s future: help us publish the first guide book to this threatened World Heritage Site.

by Hilary Bradt in Chesham, England, United Kingdom

USING UP THE SURPLUS

While we were still uncertain whether we would reach our target, we promised you, our kind and generous donors, that any surplus beyond what we needed for the production and marketing of our book would be shared among small, local groups or organisations working for the benefit of Socotra. There was indeed a surplus and we've been very happy to pass it on. It is (for example) helping a go-ahead group of villagers to replant and protect stands of mangroves along their stretch of coastline; helping a local team to research and record Socotra's ancient history, culture and traditions; and helping women in a number of ways, from enabling them to earn an independent living to increasing their access to various kinds of practical education. And more. Mangroves (which on Socotra have been devastated by cyclones) store carbon, protect against coastal erosion, shelter fish nurseries and provide useful wood; recording the historic culture is vital because it risks being diluted or distorted by that of incomers; and the women – speak for themselves! We've also spent a small amount on getting copies of our book to Socotra itself, where it can be useful to local tourism personnel. So - our very big thanks to you for having contributed to that too.

Socotra is sometimes called the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. If you're interested in the wildlife of the other Galapagos, have a look at Hilary's Crowdfunding appeal (www.crowdfunder.co.uk/galapagos) where she talks about helping to save the critically endangered Floreana mockingbird and the chance to buy a very special book. But be quick, because the appeal closes at midday on Wednesday Nov 17th.


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£15 or more

An ebook of Socotra

If you claim this reward, we’ll send you the ebook of the Socotra guide prior to publication.

£25 or more

A printed edition and an ebook of Socotra

If you claim this reward, we’ll send you the ebook of the Socotra guide prior to publication and the printed edition hot off the press.

£50 or more

A signed copy of Socotra – and your name in print

Claim this reward and you will receive a print edition of Socotra signed by authors Hilary Bradt and Janice Booth, as well as an ebook. Furthermore, your name will be featured on a Thank You page in the book.

£500 or more

5% off any booking with Inertia Network

Claim this reward and you’ll be entitled to a 5% discount off any expedition booked with Inertia Network within the next 3 years, including their trip to Socotra in February. You’ll also receive a signed copy of the Socotra guide, and your name will feature at the top of the Thank You page in the book.

£1,000 or more

10% off any booking with Inertia Network

Claim this reward and you’ll be entitled to a 10% discount off any expedition booked with Inertia Network within the next 3 years, including their trip to Socotra in February. You’ll also receive a signed copy of the Socotra guide, and your name will feature at the top of the Thank You page in the book.

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