Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

1995 Regional Totals for Eastern Africa

All Years for Eastern Africa: 20132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Eastern Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts17,693000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts72,59912,24212,2420
Dung Counts04,4651,7420
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations19006,015964
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations000120
Total90,48216,70720,0001,084

No changes between current and previous report.

Country and Regional Totals and Data Quality

CountryDefiniteProbablePossibleSpeculativeRange Area (kmĀ²)% of Regional Range% of Range AssessedIQI1PFS2
Eritrea0070305910100 .004
Ethiopia84701,5600102,9841026 .092
Kenya13,8345,2736,447924135,0961361 .442
Rwanda39032101,2630100 .484
Somalia0013012011,808168 .003
Sudan0000385,143360 .001
Tanzania73,45912,41912,3010425,3844048 .421
Uganda1,3180530013,093194 .673
Totals90,48216,70720,0001,0841,075,3621931 .262

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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