Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Cameroon, 1995

All Years for Cameroon: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Cameroon

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts1,100000
Dung Counts06,6892,1570
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations006,667500
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations000100
Total1,1006,6898,824600

No changes between current and previous report.

Cameroon : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Abong-Mbang Forest ReserveOG3E100Ekobo, Quest. Reply, 1994a31,541 13.1E 4.2N
Banyang-Mbo Forest ReserveDC3C1993368 236Powell, Quest. Reply, 19933426 9.6E 5.3N
Benoué National ParkIG3D540Tchamba et al., 199131,782 13.8E 8.4N
Bouba-Ndjidah National ParkIG3D660Tchamba et al., 199131,940 14.7E 8.6N
Boumba-Bek Forest ReserveDC2C19911,404 82Ekobo, pers. comm., 1994b22,330 15.0E 2.7N
Dja ReserveIG3D1,500 500*Tchamba, pers. comm., 199526,195 13.0E 3.1N
Faro National ParkIG3D60Tchamba, 1993a23,411 12.7E 8.2N
Korup National ParkDC3C1993425 271Powell, Quest. Reply, 199331,250 8.9E 5.2N
Lobeke Forest ReserveDC2C19933,719 2,125Ekobo, 199531,985 15.9E 2.3N
Mongokele Forest ReserveDC2C1991773 53Ekobo, pers. comm., 1994b3850 16.0E 2.1N
Remaining Forest Area NSEX3D3,547Michelmore et al., 19941
Sudanian Zone outside Input Areas 101,102 and 103 nsIG3D360Tchamba et al., 19911
Waza National ParkAT3A19911,100 0Tchamba, 1993a; Tchamba, Quest. Reply, 1993b31,700 14.7E 11.3N

* 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.

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