IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species Conservation Profile of a Critically Endangered endemic spider for the Azores

It is now published the first article of a new series within the BIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL - Species Conservation Profiles Subject to continuing(...)

All spider species endemic to Madeira and Selvagens are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC Spider & Scorpion Specialist Group

All spider species endemic to Madeira and Selvagens are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC Spider & Scorpion Specialist Group.(...)

Newsletter November 2017

MAIISG November newsletter Hope everyone is having a good end to 2017, with exciting plans for 2018. This is one of the biggest newsletters we have(...)

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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