Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

1995 Regional Totals for Southern Africa

All Years for Southern Africa: 20132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Southern Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts10,838000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts159,28216,21016,2100
Dung Counts0172680
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations717010,835100
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations00015,250
Total170,83716,38227,11315,350

No changes between current and previous report.

Country and Regional Totals and Data Quality

CountryDefiniteProbablePossibleSpeculativeRange Area (kmĀ²)% of Regional Range% of Range AssessedIQI1PFS2
Angola008,1700680,326393 .001
Botswana62,9988,5888,588081,6715100 .892
Malawi1,1115404362508,388084 .593
Mozambique71710848515,100468,11327100 .051
Namibia5,8433,0583,0580145,344852 .382
South Africa9,99000023,2561100 1.003
Swaziland200002810100 1.005
Zambia19,7026,5736,7280211,9431248 .382
Zimbabwe56,29711,67413,8840106,476686 .712
Totals170,83716,38227,11315,3501,725,7983050 .412

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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