Kalkman, V. & Suhling. F. (Odonata Red List Authority)
Justification: Sympetrum striolatum is widespread and common over a large range. Although it maybe experiencing natural habitat degradation, it does not appear to affect the size of the global population yet but further research into the demographics of this species is needed.
Sympetrum striolatum inhabits a wide range of habitats, especially preferring warm, stagnant waters. These are often shallow and bare; this species is a pioneer of newly created ponds. Occasionally found in flowing or brackish waters.
Research into population numbers and trends of Sympetrum striolatum are underway although more extensive studies are needed, so to are conservation measures to prevent habitat loss as none are in place at present.