2016-2017 IUCN Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrate SG Report
- August 15th, 2018
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Attached you will find the 2016-2017 Mid-Atlantic Islands Invertebrate SG Report. This report will be uploaded to the IUCN SSC official web page and will be included in the 2016-2017 Report of the SSC and GSP.
The IUCN SSC MID-ATLANTIC ISLAND INVERTEBRATES SPECIALIST GROUP (http://www.maiisg.com/) is working to assess the conservation status of the Mid Atlantic Islands. 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 similar: habitat loss, degradation and fragmentation, invasive species, climate change; and also limited data and lack of resources or resolve to undertake research and conservation. This also provides a manageable and realistic grouping for the coordinating and administration of a Specialist Group, and so no other islands will be included at this stage.