IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

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(...)

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At last! A field guide to St Helena’s Invertebrates.   By Roger Key   St Helena must be the most ‘named-after’ 121km2 plot of land in the(...)

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(...)

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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