Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zimbabwe, 1998

All Years for Zimbabwe: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Zimbabwe

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts63,0708,0348,0340
Informed Guesses002,1510
Total63,0708,03410,1850

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.
Beitbridge Communal LandIG3D199560DNPWLM, 1996a1
BingaAS2B19971,189 319Mackie, 199822,760 37.6E 0.1N
Bubiana ConservancyIG3D199670DNPWLM, 199731,275 29.9E 21.2S
Chete Safari AreaAS2B19971,292 347Mackie, 199821,260 27.8E 17.4S
Chiredzi River ConservancyIG3D199627DNPWLM, 19973895 31.6E 20.8S
Chirisa Safari AreaAS1B19971,883 543Mackie, 199821,529 28.3E 17.9S
Chizarira National ParkAS1B19973,626 762Mackie, 199822,084 27.9E 17.8S
DandeAS2B19952,107 508Mackie, 199523,822 30.5E 16.1S
Doma Safari AreaIG3D1995200DNPWLM, 1996a3945 30.2E 16.4S
Gonarezhou and MalipatiAS2B19963,741 1,687DNPWLM, 1996b25,213 31.9E 21.6S
Hartley Safari AreaIG3D1995100DNPWLM, 1996a3445 29.6E 17.9S
Hwange and DekaAS2B199731,613 6,962Gibson, 1997115,219 26.6E 19.1S
Kariba Communal LandsAS2B19972,293 541Mackie, 199823,220 28.4E 17.1S
MahenyaAS2B1996101 118DNPWLM, 1996b3222 32.4E 21.2S
Marirangwe Conservation TrustIG3D1996128DNPWLM, 19971
Matabeleland Forest AreaAS3B1997650 1,007Gibson, 199722,345 27.3E 18.8S
Matetsi Safari ComplexAS2B19974,017 1,982Gibson, 199724,400 25.7E 18.2S
Matibi IIAS2B199633 34DNPWLM, 1996b3400 31.7E 21.5S
Matusadona National ParkAS2B19972,206 161Mackie, 199821,392 28.6E 17.0S
Midlands ConservancyIG3D19966DNPWLM, 19971
MWA/GDSLAS1B1997120 120Mackie, 19983617 30.9E 16.5S
North Gokwe Communal LandsAS2B1997861 347Mackie, 199823,082 28.5E 17.5S
Private LandIG3D1995750DNPWLM, 1996a1
Save Valley ConservancyIG3D1996700DNPWLM, 199723,213 32.1E 20.4S
Sijarira Forest AreaAS2B199736 41Mackie, 19983270 27.5E 17.6S
Tuli Safari AreaIG3D199560DNPWLM, 1996a3416 29.1E 22.0S
UMP Communal LandIG3D199550DNPWLM, 1996a1
Zambezi Valley Communal LandsAS2B1995338 259DNPWLM, 1996a3658 29.6E 16.3S
Zambezi Valley EscarpmentAS2B19956,131 1,392DNPWLM, 1996a23,826 29.3E 16.3S
Zambezi Valley FloorAS2B19958,867 2,112DNPWLM, 1996a27,194 29.6E 15.9S

* 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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