IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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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 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