Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Malawi
Phenotype: Savanna (based on geographical location)
Data contributed by reuben@refleqt.co.za, last updated 03/03/2016
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675 km²
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This submission details an aerial total count survey of the Liwonde National Park (including the Chilole Corridor), Malawi, conducted in October 2014. The 675 km² area was surveyed using a Bathawk Type X 341 aircraft, with 2 767 km of transects flown at an average search rate of approximately 27 km² per hour. The population of elephants was estimated at 777, an increase over the 678 estimated using a similar survey design in 2012, although the author notes that the park is experiencing a high degree of poaching.
Source:Macpherson, D. (2015). Report on an Aerial Wildlife Census of Liwonde National Park, Malawi October 2014. Cluny Wildlife Trust.
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