IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Mid Atlantic Islands Invertebrate Specialist Group newsletter nº7 - APRIL 2022

HOW MANY HOGNA SPECIES ARE IN MADEIRA ARCHIPELAGO?    By Luís Crespo   The already well known Hogna ingens (Blackwall, 1857) is only one of(...)

The other side of the current in­sect ex­tinc­tion: exotic spe­cies in­crease through hu­man im­pact

The diversity of exotic species of insects, spiders and other arthropods on islands worldwide is increasing. This may contribute to aggravating 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(...)

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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