Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Namibia, 2007

All Years for Namibia: 201620132007200219981995

2007 Summary Totals for Namibia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts12,5313,2763,2760
Informed Guesses00200
Totals 200612,5313,2763,2960

Interpretation of Changes in Estimates from Previous Report

Cause of Change Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Repeat Survey+4,760+2,579+3,1570
New Population+4+159+4020
Different Area+13-1,334-2,2050
New Guess-160+700
Totals+4,762+1,404+1,4240

Area of Range Covered by Each Data Category (km²)

Data CategoryKnown RangePossible RangeTotal Range
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts73,5676,96480,531
Informed Guesses3590359
Unassessed Range15,08250,94966,031
Totals89,00857,913146,921

Namibia : Elephant Estimates

Cause ofSurvey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneChange1TypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Caprivi RegionRSAS2B20048,725 2,206Kolberg, 2004217,943 23.5E 17.9S
Etosha National ParkRSAS1B20042,057 598Kilian & Kolberg, 2004218,551 15.9E 19.0S
Khaudom - KavangoRSAS2B20043,787 2,289Kolberg, 2004210,485 20.8E 18.6S
KuneneDAAS1B2005210 157MET, 2005b131,144 13.7E 19.3S
Mangetti Game ReserveNGIG3D200520MET, 20053762 19.1E 18.7S
N#a-Jaqna ConservancyNPAS2B200461 115Kolberg, 200429,143 19.6E 19.6S
Nyae Nyae ConservancyRSAS1B2004967 481Stander, 200422,957 20.5E 19.6S

* 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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