Working Group of Iberian Lucanidae (GTLI)
4. 7. STATUS OF LUCANIDAE IN EUROPE
of this project is to gather the available information about distribution,
abundance and conservation or threat status for all European Lucanidae
species, with special emphasis in those present in the Iberian peninsula.
This task seems necessary and convenient in a moment in which coordination
of efforts and information at an international level seems to be required
for achieving an effective protection.
Tentatively, it seems that status of L. cervus is better in the periphery of its distribution range and particularly in the Mediterranean (Spain, Italy) part of its range. This situation agrees with that of other threatened species, in which the centre of the range has been more negatively affected by human activities (Channell & Lomolino, 2000). However, the information is still very fragmentary to allow an appropriate description and assessment of the distribution of L. cervus in Europe.
How to collaborate
2.- Providing GTLI with the addresses of institutions interested in the interchange of information about European Lucanidae.
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