IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

All endemic moths to Azores are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST GROUP

Most Azorean native forest adapted endemic moths (Insecta, Lepidoptera) have some level of extinction risk due to the bad condition and protection of(...)

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(...)

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.(...)

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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 Madeira archipelago?

There are about 921 arthropod species and subespecies endemic to Madeira. See also http://sea-entomologia.org/IDE@/revista_6B.pdf