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(...)

Four new species for science of beetles for Azores

Four new species of beetles were described by researchers from Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c). Recent findings based on molecular data support the(...)

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 would cover 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 Madeira archipelago?

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