Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Rwanda, 1995

All Years for Rwanda: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Rwanda

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts39000
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations003210
Total3903210

No changes between current and previous report.

Rwanda : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Akagera National ParkAT3A199439 0Fourniret, 199412,800 30.6E 1.6S
Nyungwe Forest ReserveIG3D12ORTPN, 199111,088 29.3E 2.5S
Volcans National ParkIG3D888920 10*ORTPN, 19911228 29.5E 1.5S

* 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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