IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Azorean arthropods are used as models to test the influence of dispersal on SADs

Species abundance distributions (SAD) are central to the description of diversity and have played a major role in the development of theories of(...)

All native forest adapted beetle species endemic to Azores are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST GROUP

All forest adapted beetle species endemic to Azores are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST(...)

IUCN Press release about the Azorean Insect Assessments

Invasive plants threaten Azores island beetles Over a hundred insect species from the Portuguese islands of the Azores have been assessed for the(...)

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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 Azores?

There are about 250 arthropod species and subespecies endemic to Azores. See also http://sea-entomologia.org/IDE@/revista_5B.pdf