IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

MAIISG July Newsletter

New Red list coordinator   We have some good news we have a new Red list coordinator Dinarte Taxeira from Madeira. He is a biologist at the Forest(...)

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(...)

Proposal for a Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands

See Borges, P.A.V., et al. (2018). A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota(...)

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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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Threatened Species

The MAIIS Group is building a selection of profiles, where is some of the latest species we have added:

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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