Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zimbabwe, 1995

All Years for Zimbabwe: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Zimbabwe

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts56,29711,67411,6740
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations002,2100
Total56,29711,67413,8840

No changes between current and previous report.

Zimbabwe : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Chete Safari AreaAS2B19931,113 692Cumming et al., 199721,237 27.8E 17.3S
Chirisa Safari AreaAS2B19931,738 1,102Cumming et al., 199721,498 28.3E 17.9S
Chizarira National ParkAS2B19932,508 1,017Cumming et al., 199722,161 27.9E 17.8S
Gonarezhou National ParkAS2B19954,625 1,729Douglas-Hamilton, 199525,189 31.9E 21.6S
Hartley Safari AreaIG3D1993100DNPWLM, 19933642 29.7E 17.9S
Hwange National ParkAS2B199431,576 10,728Davies, 1996; Craig, 1994115,219 26.4E 19.0S
Matabeleland Communal LandsAS2B1994689 1,680Davies, 1996; Craig, 199423,110 27.1E 19.5S
Matabeleland Forest AreaAS2B1994706 594Davies, 1996; Craig, 199422,344 27.3E 18.8S
Matetsi Safari ComplexAS2B19944,451 1,918Davies, 1996; Craig, 199424,399 25.6E 18.1S
Matusadona National ParkAS2B19931,893 914Cumming et al., 199721,343 28.6E 17.0S
Sebungwe Communal LandsAS2B19933,151 1,220Cumming et al., 199728,292 28.1E 17.5S
Sijarira ForestAS2B199370 194Cumming et al., 19973259 27.5E 17.6S
Tuli Safari AreaIG3D199360DNPWLM, 19933429 29.1E 22.0S
Zambezi Communal LandsAS2B19931,090 933Cumming et al., 199727,786 30.4E 15.7S
Zambezi Parks AreasAS2B199314,361 2,322Bowler, 1995110,880 29.5E 16.1S
Zone 14IG3D1993100DNPWLM, 19933925 30.8E 16.3S
Zone 15IG3D199350DNPWLM, 19934100 30.2E 16.4S
Zone 16IG3D199350DNPWLM, 1993472 32.9E 17.5S
Zone 18IG3D1993600DNPWLM, 19934132 32.2E 20.5S
Zone 19IG3D1993100DNPWLM, 19934107 29.4E 20.6S
Zone 21IG3D1993400DNPWLM, 19933450 29.4E 21.9S
Zone 22IG3D199350DNPWLM, 199331,051 31.3E 21.8S
Zone 23 nsIG3D1993300DNPWLM, 19931
Zone 24 adIG3D1993400DNPWLM, 19931

* 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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