Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

1995 Regional Totals for Central Africa

All Years for Central Africa: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Central Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts3,319000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts4,0017,1747,1740
Dung Counts074,48320,3570
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations00101,117500
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations0007,094

No changes between current and previous report.

Elephant Estimates

CountryDefiniteProbablePossibleSpeculativeRange Area (kmĀ²)% of Regional Range% of Range AssessedIQI1PFS2
Cameroon1,1006,6898,824600235,264810 .041
Central African Republic1,75002,6404,894314,4181122 .041
Chad001,0402,100205,523778 .001
Congo0032,5630255,946998 .001
Democratic Republic of Congo4,47013,17465,97401,479,9045353 .111
Equatorial Guinea00407014,5931100 .003
Gabon061,79420,2180263,90210100 .752
Totals7,32081,657128,6487,5942,769,5504857 .221

1IQI: Information Quality Index: This index quantifies overall data quality at the regional level based on the precision of estimates and the proportion of assessed elephant range (i.e. range for which estimates are available). The IQI ranges from zero (no reliable information) to one (perfect information).

2PFS: 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.

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