Kobus leche ssp. smithemani 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Mammalia Cetartiodactyla Bovidae

Scientific Name: Kobus leche ssp. smithemani
Species Authority: (Lydekker, 1900)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Black Lechwe

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-06-30
Assessor(s): IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group
Reviewer(s): Mallon, D.P. (Antelope Red List Authority) & Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment)
Black Lechwe numbers have stabilised at 30,000 since the late 1980s (East 1999, Jeffery and Nefdt in press). However, the entire population is restricted to the Bangweulu Basin where it remains at risk of poaching and is dependent on maintenance of a favourable hydrological regime.
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Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group. 2008. Kobus leche ssp. smithemani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T11046A3244226. . Downloaded on 28 July 2017.
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