|Scientific Name:||Chlorolestes elegans|
|Species Authority:||Pinhey, 1950|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Suhling, F. & Samways, M.J. & V. Clausnitzer|
|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)|
This species is assessed as Vulnerable (B1ab(iii)) in view of its restricted area (extent of occurrence approximately 5,000 km²), habitat requirements (montane mountain streams) and localized distribution (e.g., Samways 1999). Threats include commercial forestry, some invasive trees (especially acacias), introduced fish species (trout), habitat loss, and siltation of streams in montane areas (Samways pers. comm.). i.e. loss of native trees and reafforestation with introduce species.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from north South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi (Mt Mulanje), northern Mozambique. It is a southern African endemic.
Less than a 5% of its range occurs within Malawi, in the eastern Africa region
Native:Malawi; Mozambique; South Africa; Zimbabwe
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Montane forest streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||The main threat to the species is forest destruction caused by agriculture and wood extraction are threats to the species.|
|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:||Suhling, F. & Samways, M.J. & V. Clausnitzer 2010. Chlorolestes elegans. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.|
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