Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Uganda, 1995

All Years for Uganda: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Uganda

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts1,318000
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations005300
Total1,31805300

No changes between current and previous report.

Uganda : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National ParkIG3D30Edroma, 19942347 29.7E 1.0S
Gorilla (Mgahinga) National ParkIG3D15Edroma, 1994344 29.6E 1.4S
Kibale Forest Corridor and Katonga Game ReserveIG3D150Edroma, 19942909 30.3E 0.3N
Kidepo Valley National ParkAT2A1992215 0Olivier, 199211,483 33.8E 3.8N
Mount Elgon National ParkIG3D20Edroma, 199421,117 34.5E 1.2N
Murchison Falls National Park and Buffer ReserveAT2A1992601 0Olivier, 199213,346 31.8E 2.2N
Other Protected Areas nsIG3D200Edroma, 19941
Queen Elizabeth National Park and EnvironsAT2A1992502 0Olivier, 199213,366 29.9E 0.4S
Rwenzori Mountains National ParkIG3D25Edroma, 199421,054 29.9E 0.4N
Sango BayIG3D30Edroma, 19942306 31.7E 0.9S
Semliki Controlled Hunting AreaIG3D60Edroma, 19942250 30.0E 0.8N

* 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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