Red List of South African Species

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Least Concern (LC)


The Southern Highland Hawker is wide spread from coastal and montane forests of eastern Africa down to South Africa. It is hence listed as LC and unlikely to qualify for a higher threat category in the near future.


The Southern Highland Hawker occurs from southern Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi down to north-eastern South Africa, mainly in forests of the Eastern Arc Mountains.

Population trend


No population information is currently available for this species.


Deforestation and pollution of streams are the major threats to Zosteraeschna usambarica.

Uses and trade

This species isn't utilised.


Stop deforestation, promote reforestation in water catchement areas, allowing a 10m strip of natural vegetation along rivers and streams, construction of sewage works and information on the importance to keep streams and rivers clean

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