Kobus leche ssp. smithemani


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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.
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Kobus leche ssp. smithemani. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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