Elephant Database
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Central African Republic
Provisional African Elephant Population Estimates: update to 31 Dec 2013

All Years for Central African Republic: 20132007200219981995

Summary Totals for Central African Republic

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts4542452450
Informed Guesses10015229
Other Guesses000500
Totals 2013464245397529
Totals 20061092,5581,126500

Area of Range Covered by Each Data Category (km²)

Data CategoryKnown RangePossible RangeTotal Range
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts20,640020,640
Informed Guesses1,17201,172
Unassessed Range8721,9352,807
Totals22,6841,93524,619

Central African Republic: Elephant Estimates

Cause ofSurvey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneChange1TypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
+ Bangassou Forest Reserve-OE2004500 500*Blake, 2005112,011 23.3E 5.2N
-OE2004500 500*Blake, 200512,011 23.3E 5.2N
+ Chinko Drainage BasinNPOD201210 2*Hickish & Aebischer, 2013117,600 24.2E 6.0N
NPOD201210 2*Hickish & Aebischer, 201317,600 24.2E 6.0N
+ Dzangha Ndoki National Park and Special ReserveDADCB2012631218Princée, 201313,861 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB20120Princée, 2013937 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB201236 21Princée, 2013587 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB2012183 108Princée, 2013497 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB201215 25Princée, 2013400 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB2012204 151Princée, 2013686 16.2E 2.8N
DADCB2012193 -109Princée, 2013754 16.2E 2.8N
+ Northern LandscapeDAASB201068 113Bouché, 2011194,962 20.8E 8.2N
DAASB201068 113Bouché, 201194,962 20.8E 8.2N
+ Yobe-LidjombeNGOD2012152 27*Princée, 20132756 16.3E 2.7N
NGOD2012152 27*Princée, 2013756 16.3E 2.7N

* Range of informed guess

1Key to Causes of Change (only tracked since 2007): DA: Different Area; DD: Data Degraded; DT: Different Technique; NA: New Analysis; NG: New Guess; NP: New population; PL: Population Lost; RS: Repeat Survey (RS ́ denotes a repeat survey that is not statistically comparable for reasons such as different season); –––: No Change

2Key to Survey Types: AC: Aerial Count, not specified; AS: Aerial Sample Count; AT: Aerial Total Count; DC: Dung Count; EX: Extrapolation from GIS; GD: Genetic Dung Count; GS: Ground Sample Count; GT: Ground Total Count; IG: Informed Guess; IR: Individual Registration; OG: Other Guess. Survey Type is followed by an indicator of survey quality, ranked from 1 to 3 (best to worst). Survey Reliability is keyed A-E (best to worst) as outlined in this table.

3PFS: Priority for Future Surveys, ranked from 1 to 5 (highest to lowest). Based on the precision of estimates and the proportion of national range accounted for by the site in question, PFS is a measure of the importance and urgency for future population surveys. All areas of unassessed range have a priority of 1. See Introduction for details on how the PFS is derived.

Note that totals for the Definite, Probable, and Possible categories are derived by pooling the variances of individual estimates, as described at http://www.africanelephantdatabase.org/reliability. As a result, totals do not necessarily match the simple sum of the entries within a given category.

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