IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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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