Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Democratic Republic of Congo
Phenotype: Forest (based on genetic evidence gathered on-site)
Data contributed by diane.skinner@iucn.org, last updated 23/10/2022
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40000 kmĀ²
Survey Type: O
Estimate from John Hart obtained in 2009. Details: 5447 km2 were surveyed using 90 one-kilometre line transects. Effort was 161 km There were 122 dungpiles Encounter rate was 0.75 (95% cl 0.5-1.14) ESW was 2.18m Dung density was 173 (95% cl 111-270) Elephant density was 0.10 (95% cl 0.064-0.16) giving 551 elephants (95% c.l. 353-860) if 19 and 90 are used as multipliers for deposition & decay rate, respectively
Source:Hart, 2009. 'How many elephants are left in D.R. Congo?' Blog Post <http://www.bonoboincongo.com/2009/02/01/how-many-elephants-are-left-in-dr-congo/> Accessed January 1, 2010.
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