IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

All endemic moths to Azores are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST GROUP

Most Azorean native forest adapted endemic moths (Insecta, Lepidoptera) have some level of extinction risk due to the bad condition and protection of(...)

2016-2017 IUCN Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrate SG Report

In the folowing Link: http://gba.uac.pt/fotos/noticias/1534336212.pdf find the 2016-2017 Mid-Atlantic Islands Invertebrate SG Report. This report(...)

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It’s a catastrophe

Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their(...)

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About Project IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

 The Mid Atlantic Islands are a geographically discrete grouping, where there is a keen interest and enthusiasm for form a group of people interested in furthering invertebrate conservation.  The group covers currently the following islands: Gough, Tristan, St Helena, Ascension, Cape Verdes, Canaries, Madeira, Azores, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Most of these islands have a high level of invertebrate endemism and numerous species of conservation concern.  The issues facing these islands are(...)

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How many endemic species of arthropods are in Canary islands archipelago?

 There are about 2898 arthropod species and subespecies endemic to Canary islands. See also http://sea-entomologia.org/IDE@/revista_4.pdf