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(...)

MAIISG NEWSLETTER - Sept 2021

At last! A field guide to St Helena’s Invertebrates.   By Roger Key   St Helena must be the most ‘named-after’ 121km2 plot of land in the(...)

MAIISG Newsletter November 2019

Hope that everyone has had a super successful 2019. In this newsletter we have exciting group developments for MAIISG partners work from 2109(...)

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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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Threatened Species

The MAIIS Group is building a selection of profiles, where is some of the latest species we have added:

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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