Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Ethiopia, 2002

All Years for Ethiopia: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Ethiopia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts12000
Informed Guesses3840965335
Total3960965335

No changes between current and previous report.

Ethiopia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Babille Elephant SanctuaryIG3D199865 135*Tekle pers. comm., 199816,982 42.5E 8.7N
Chew Bahr Wildlife ReserveIG3D200160Chago et al., 200124,212 36.9E 4.9N
Dabus Valley Controlled Hunting AreaIG3D1998200Abdi pers. comm., 199822,127 35.1E 10.6N
Gambella National ParkIG3D2002200Ethiopia Wildlife Conservation Organization, 200225,061 33.9E 8.0N
Mago & Omo National ParksIG3D2002324 200*Demeke, 200316,230 36.0E 5.8N
Mizan Teferi Controlled Hunting AreaIG3D1998500Abdi pers. comm., 199823,160 35.7E 7.4N
ShireAT2A19976Litoroh, 1997a21,123 37.8E 14.3N
Tekezze Valley Wildlife ReserveAT2A19966Litoroh, 1997a21,130 37.2E 14.2N

* 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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