Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Central African Republic, 1995

All Years for Central African Republic: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Central African Republic

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts1,750000
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations002,6400
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations0004,894
Total1,75002,6404,894

No changes between current and previous report.

Central African Republic : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Bamingui-Bangoran ComplexAS3E19851,607 1,896Douglas-Hamilton et al., 1985232,000 20.0E 7.7N
Bangassou ForestDC3D19892,640Fay & Agnagna, 1991a; Fay, 199125,550 23.3E 5.2N
Dzanga-Sangha ReserveIR1A19931,750Turkalo, Quest. Reply, 1993; Turkalo & Fay, 199523,293 16.2E 3.0N
Manovo-Gounda-Saint Floris ComplexAS3E19852,701 1,837Douglas-Hamilton et al., 1985232,400 21.6E 9.2N
Manovo IntensiveAS2E1985444 319Douglas-Hamilton et al., 198524,800 21.2E 8.7N
Rhino SectorAS2E198551 48Douglas-Hamilton et al., 198532,700 20.9E 7.4N
Vassako-BoloAS2E198591 120Douglas-Hamilton et al., 198532,500 19.8E 8.0N

* 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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