Yemeni Fog Desert

Ja'an, Abyan Governorate, Republic of Yemen.

Although rain is scarce, the generous fogs that roll in from the Gulf of Aden provide enough moisture to support plant and animal life on the southern coastal margin of the Arabian peninsula. Agriculture and human exploitation threaten this delicate ecosystem. Because arable land in the region is highly valuable, it is intensively cultivated wherever possible, even in the most precarious and ecologically sensitive areas.

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