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Near Threatened
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Socotra Bluet

Azuragrion granti

The Socotra Bluet, Azuragrion granti, is classified as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™. This species is found only on the eastern half of Socotra, Yemen, their main locality being the Haggeher Mountains probably due to the higher number of suitable habitats.

 It is found along streams in mountainous habitats. Though the species seems to be still common, the human pressure on the habitats in the extended mountainous areas of the island is increasing, and intensification of human pressure may represent a threat for the future. The water resources are progressively being used by larger water demands in coastal areas due to human population growth and increase in tourism.

If climatic changes affect the island in a way that precipitation decreases, and the area dries up, the Socotra Bluet could quickly be brought to the edge of extinction due to its localised occurrence.