Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Gabon
Phenotype: Forest (based on geographical location)
Data contributed by peter.mwangi@iucn.org, last updated 31/01/2013
2006
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2365 km²
The 2006 Evaro Zone elephant survey was conducted using dung counts encountered in recce visits. The dung decay rate was not done on site but it was taken to be 80 days using 14 reviewed studies. Due to the limited information and parameters of the dung decay rate e.g. number of dung piles used, and the use of recce visits instead of systematic transects, the survey was submitted as an informed guess. 2015-10-06 — This was originally treated as a NP, but in fact it replaces (in part) the 1998 estimate for "Rest of Gabon" forest range, and so the reason for change has been now corrected to NG. --JB.
Source:Maisels, F. and Strindberg, S. (2012). 'Review of Gabon's elephant status'. Gabon: Wildlife Conservation Society.
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