IUCN SSC Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

IUCN Press release about the Azorean Insect Assessments

Invasive plants threaten Azores island beetles Over a hundred insect species from the Portuguese islands of the Azores have been assessed for the(...)

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(...)

MAIISG NEWSLETTER - December 2021

Welcome to the third newsletter of 2021. In this issue, Dinarte Teixeira brings exciting news for the Desertan critically endangered land snails(...)

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About Project IUCN SSC Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

 The 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 all Atlantic Islands. Most of these islands have a high level of invertebrate endemism and numerous species of conservation concern.  The issues facing these islands are similar: habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, invasive species, climate change; and also limited data and lack of(...)

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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