IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

IUCN Press release about the Azorean Insect Assessments

Invasive plants threaten Azores island beetles Over a hundred insect species from the Portuguese islands of the Azores have been assessed for the(...)

IUCN -SSC-Chair’s Citation of Excellence Award

IUCN through its Species Survival Commission (SSC) has awarded the SSC-Chair's Citation of Excellence Award to the SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND(...)

Proposal for a Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands

See Borges, P.A.V., et al. (2018). A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota(...)

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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