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One of nature's more dramatic flora, the dragon's blood tree is endemic to Yemen's Socotra archipelago, and named for its dark-red sap. And while Socotra has managed to remain largely insulated from the brutal fighting in the rest of Yemen, these days these amazing trees are still increasingly under threat from climate change and development pressures driven by the United Arab Emirates, which have become an increasingly heavy-handed presence here.


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