IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

MAIISG Newsletter March 2019

New PhD - Martina Panisi- Snails, forest and people: conservation and ecology of terrestrial molluscs in a tropical island São Tomé Island, in(...)

Newsletter March 2018

Newsletter March 2018 Welcome to the first newsletter of the Mid Atlantic Island Invertebrate Specialist Group of 2018. We have some really(...)

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(...)

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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