IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group



We aim to provide relevant resources for anybody with an interest in mid-atlantic island invertebrate conservation, from non-specialists looking for basic guidance, to experts in need of up-to-date information to support their projects.

In this section you can find practical guides for non-specialists, scientific papers and information on the conservation status.

We also provide suggested links to some of our favourite tree conservation websites and a list of recommended reading.

International Research Projects

IUCN - Spider and Scorpion Specialist Group

from 2014 to 2020

Spider Biodiversity Spiders (Arthropoda, Arachnida, Araneae) constitute the seventh most diverse order worldwide. At present, there are over 44,000(...)

National Research Projects

Azores Bioportal - PORBIOTA

from 2016 to 2020

The Azorean Biodiversity Portal E-Infrastructure was approved by FCT for the National Research Infrastructure in the Roadmap. The approval of Azorean(...)


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How many endemic species of arthropods are in Madeira archipelago?

There are about 921 arthropod species and subespecies endemic to Madeira. See also http://sea-entomologia.org/IDE@/revista_6B.pdf

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