Black lechwe are found in large, loose herds in which no strict social system exists Black lechwe range
Found in Zambia, southern Africa. The majority of the population occurs at Lake Bangweulu Black lechwe habitat
Lechwe inhabit floodplains, bordering swamps Black lechwe status
Classified as Vulnerable (VU) by the IUCN Red List 2002 Black lechwe threats
Hunting and the construction of hydroelectric dams, which eliminate floodplain habitat by altering river systems, are the major threats to the survival of this aquatic antelope Black lechwe conservation
Information not available at present.
Authenticated (03/09/07) by Dr David Mallon, Co-chair of IUCN/SSC Antelope Specialist Gromammals
- Lekking system
- System of mating in which males display collectively in an area known as a lek. Males compete for the best sites within the lek and females then choose whom to mate with on the basis of the display.
- A different race of a species, which is geographically separated from other populations of that species.