Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Population Survey

Phenotype: Savanna (based on genetic evidence gathered on-site)
Data contributed by reuben@refleqt.co.za, last updated 09/03/2022
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5025 km²
Recorded at stratum level
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This dataset comprises aerial sample count data from a survey conducted in the Murchison Falls Protected Area, Uganda, in May 2014. Two aircraft were used in these surveys a Cessna 182 (N22044) and a Cessna 206 (N242TC). The survey estimated an elephant population of 1 352 within the 6 268 km² survey area. The 2014 estimate is lower (by 300) than the estimate derived during a similar survey in 2012 however in consideration of 95% confidence intervals there is no significant difference. Only one old elephant carcass was observed in these surveys indicating that poaching pressure is low.
Source:Wanyama, F., Elkan, P., Grossmann, F., Mendiguetti, S., Kisame, F., Mwedde, G., … Plumptre, A. J. (2014). Technical Report: Aerial surveys of Murchison Falls Protected Area (p. 17). Wildlife Conservation Society; Uganda Wildlife Authority.
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