Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Cameroon, 2002

All Years for Cameroon: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Cameroon

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts2,0022,1422,1420
Other Dung Counts09163470
Informed Guesses406,528510
Other Guesses0002,650
Total2,0063,0589,0173,160

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 pers. comm., 199431,540 13.1E 4.2N
Banyang-Mbo Forest ReserveDC3C1993368 236Powell, quest. reply, 19933426 9.6E 5.3N
Benoué National ParkIG3E1991540Tchamba et al., 199131,800 13.8E 8.3N
Bouba Ndjidah National ParkIG3E1991660Tchamba et al., 199122,200 14.7E 8.6N
Boumba-Bek Forest ReserveDC3D19981,250Ekobo pers. comm., 199822,500 15.0E 2.7N
Campo-Ma'an South National ParkDC2C2001548 255Bekhuis and Prins, 20013648 10.1E 2.3N
Dja Faunal ReserveIG3D19951,500 500*Tchamba pers. comm., 199525,260 13.0E 3.1N
Faro National ParkIG3E199160Tchamba, 199323,300 12.7E 8.2N
Korup National ParkDC3B1993425 271Powell, quest. reply, 199331,259 9.0E 5.2N
Lobéké National ParkDC2B19933,719 2,125Ekobo, 199521,985 15.9E 2.3N
Ma'an RegionIG3D20004 10*Matthews and Matthews, 20003654 10.4E 2.3N
Mongokele Forest ReserveDC2E1991773 53Ekobo pers. comm., 19943850 16.0E 2.1N
Mt CameroonOG3E2002157Epiemelle, 20023485 9.1E 4.3N
Nki Forest ReserveDC3D19982,178Ekobo pers. comm., 199831,815 14.5E 2.4N
Sudanian AreaIG3E1991360Tchamba et al., 1991124,985 13.7E 8.3N
Waza National ParkIG3D19961,600Tchamba, 199831,700 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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