IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

MAIISG NEWSLETTER - Sept 2021

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(...)

Hope for Azorean Invertebrates

Last month snail and arthropod experts, farmers, government officials, tourist guides and SSC reps gathered on the island of Santa Maria, Azores, for(...)

MAIISG NEWSLETTER - December 2021

Welcome to the third newsletter of 2021. In this issue, Dinarte Teixeira brings exciting news for the Desertan critically endangered land snails(...)

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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