IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

The other side of the current in­sect ex­tinc­tion: exotic spe­cies in­crease through hu­man im­pact

The diversity of exotic species of insects, spiders and other arthropods on islands worldwide is increasing. This may contribute to aggravating the(...)

Single species action plan for the conservation of the Obô Snail Archachatina bicarinata 2021-2025

This document has been reviewed and endorsed by the Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrate Specialist Group (MAIISG) - part of the Species Survival(...)

MAIISG Newsletter November 2019

Hope that everyone has had a super successful 2019. In this newsletter we have exciting group developments for MAIISG partners work from 2109(...)

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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