Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. lelwel


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. lelwel
Species Authority: (Heuglin, 1877)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Lelwel Hartebeest

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A2acd 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)
Listed as Endangered as numbers have declined from more than 285,000 in the 1980s to less than 70,000 today. Recent reports from southern Sudan also confirm that numbers there have declined drastically from numbers recorded in the 1980s. Based on this, a decline exceeding 50% over the past 20 years (three generations) seems easily met.

Geographic Range [top]

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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: IUCN SSC Antelope Specialist Group 2008. Alcelaphus buselaphus ssp. lelwel. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 04 September 2015.
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