|Scientific Name:||Chlorocypha jacksoni|
|Species Authority:||Pinhey, 1952|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Dijkstra, K.-D.B., Clausnitzer, V., Suhling, F., Samways, M., Samraoui, B., Boudot, J.P., Kipping, J. (Odonata Red List Authority) & Allen, D. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Unit)|
The species is found in montane areas at moderate altitude, in forest streams, which are currently declining due to population pressure. It is likely qualify for Vulnerable B2ab(iii), though at present there is insufficient information to confirm a threatened category. Therefore, it has been assessed as Near Threatened. It was previously assessed as Vulnerable but the evaluation has been changed in view of new information availability.
In central Africa, it is listed as Vulnerable in view of extent of occurrence estimated to be less than 20,000 km² and area occupancy estimated to be less than 2,000 km². C. jacksoni is known only from montane forest streams of south-west Uganda and the Kivu region in west Democratic Republic of Congo (DCR). Available habitat is severely fragmented in within the known range area and degradation continues.
In eastern Africa, it is listed as Endangered in view of extent of occurrence estimated to be less than 5,000 km² and area occupancy estimated to be less than 500 km². C. jacksoni is only known from montane forest streams of south-west Uganda and the Kivu region in west Democratic Republic of Congo.
|Range Description:||Chlorocypha jacksoni has been recorded from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Burundi (Bwindi) and South-west Uganda (Bwindi and Rutenga Forests), east Democratic Republic of Congo: Haut Kambekulo (2,450 m Leleup) and Kivu, south side of Mount Kahuzi (2,200 m) (Ross and Leech 1957). This montane species has a restricted range.|
Native:Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Kenya; Malawi; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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|Population:||Population size is unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Montane forest streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||The major threat to the species is destruction of montane forests due to clearing of forest areas along rivers and streams. The area in south-west Uganda and neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo is densely populated and have intense agriculture. Human population is growing drastically and further declines in appropriate habitat and populations is inferred.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known but information on taxonomy, population ecology, habitat status and population trends would be valuable. Habitat/site based conservation is also required.|
|Citation:||Clausnitzer, V. 2010. Chlorocypha jacksoni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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