Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Malawi
Phenotype: Savanna (based on geographical location)
Data contributed by reuben@refleqt.co.za, last updated 02/03/2016
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2316 km²
Dryseason
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This submission details an aerial total count survey conducted in October 2014 in the Kusungu National Park, Malawi. The 2 316 km² area was surveyed using a Bathawk Type X 341 aircraft, with 3 783 km of transects flown at an average rate of approximately 70 km² per hour. The population of elephants was estimated at 40, a significant reduction from the 800 estimated in 1992.
Source:Macpherson, D. (2015). Report on an Aerial Wildlife Census of Kasungu National Park, Malawi October 2014. Cluny Wildlife Trust.
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