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Red-legged grasshopper
Arcyptera tornosi

Roy Kleukers

IUCN Specialist Group Orthoptera

Roy Kleukers - 1 February 2010
The fieldcricket (Gryllus campestris) is one of the four Orthoptera species to be included in the IUCN project Species of the Day. Photo René Krekels.
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Last week the foundation of the Specialist Group Orthoptera has been approved by the IUCN Steering Committee. Chair is Axel Hochkirch of the University of Trier. The specialist group will be involved in several projects: global assessments (red lists) for some regions (Europe, South Africa), a website and Species of the Day.

Orthoptera specialists which want to be involved in the specialist group can contact the chair at .

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