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All spider species endemic to Madeira and Selvagens are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC Spider & Scorpion Specialist Group

All spider species endemic to Madeira and Selvagens are now assessed for extinction risk by the IUCN SSC Spider & Scorpion Specialist Group.

Although most have relatively low extinction risk due to the good condition and protection of the laurisilva forests where many live, there are a number of species requiring urgent attention and protection measures. These include all cave and mountain-restricted species as well as those threatened by competing congeners or invasive plants. Extending current protected areas, restoring original habitats of threatened species and the control of invasive taxa should remain a priority for species survival.

Check all assessments at: https://bdj.pensoft.net/article/20810/

 

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