IUCN SSC 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(...)

Proposal for a Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota across islands

See Borges, P.A.V., et al. (2018). A Global Island Monitoring Scheme (GIMS) for the long-term coordinated survey and monitoring of forest biota(...)

Report 2018 is Available

See the report of our 2018 activities at: http://www.maiisg.com/fotos/publicacoes/1576776849.pdf  

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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 Madeira archipelago?

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