Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Cameroon, 1998

All Years for Cameroon: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Cameroon

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts1,071000
Dung Counts05,2852,1560
Informed Guesses006,548500
Other Guesses000175
Total1,0715,2858,704675

No changes between current and previous report.

Cameroon : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Abong-Mbang Forest ReserveOG3E1994100Ekobo, Quest. Reply, 1994a31,540 13.1E 4.2N
Banyang-Mbo Forest ReserveDC3C1993368 236Powell, Quest. Reply, 19933426 9.6E 5.3N
Benoué National ParkIG3D1991540Tchamba et al., 199131,800 13.8E 8.3N
Bouba Ndjidah National ParkIG3D1991660Tchamba et al., 199132,200 14.7E 8.6N
Boumba-Bek Forest ReserveDC3D19981,250Ekobo, pers. comm., 199832,500 15.0E 2.7N
Dja Faunal ReserveIG3D19951,500 500*Tchamba, pers. comm., 199525,260 13.0E 3.1N
Faro National ParkIG3D199160Tchamba, 199323,300 12.7E 8.2N
Korup National ParkDC3C1993425 271Powell, Quest. Reply, 199331,259 9.0E 5.2N
Lake Lobeke Forest ReserveDC2C19933,719 2,125Ekobo, 199531,985 15.9E 2.3N
Mongokele Forest ReserveDC2C1991773 53Ekobo, pers. comm., 1994b3850 16.0E 2.1N
Mount CameroonOG3E199375Wanzie, 19933485 9.2E 4.2N
Nki Forest ReserveDC3D19982,178Ekobo, pers. comm., 199831,815 14.5E 2.4N
Remaining Sudanian AreaIG3D1991360Tchamba et al., 1991224,985 13.7E 8.3N
Waza National ParkAT3A19911,071Tchamba & Elkan, 199531,700 14.7E 11.3N

* 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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