IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

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(...)

2016-2017 IUCN Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrate SG Report

In the folowing Link: http://gba.uac.pt/fotos/noticias/1534336212.pdf find the 2016-2017 Mid-Atlantic Islands Invertebrate SG Report. This report(...)

Abu Dhabi Call for Global Species Conservation Action

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 11 October 2019 (IUCN) – IUCN has issued an urgent call to massively scale up species conservation action in(...)

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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 Azores?

There are about 250 arthropod species and subespecies endemic to Azores. See also http://sea-entomologia.org/IDE@/revista_5B.pdf