IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

All endemic moths to Azores are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST GROUP

Quinta, 19 de Abril de 2018

Most Azorean native forest adapted endemic moths (Insecta, Lepidoptera) have some level of extinction risk due to the bad condition and protection of the Azorean native habitats. Many species require urgent attention and protection measures. These include all mountain-restricted species, all of them threatened by competing congeners or invasive plants that are changing the habitat. Extending current protected areas, restoring original habitats of threatened species and the control of invasive taxa should remain a priority for species survival.


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Did you know?

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

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