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1995 Continental Totals for Africa

All Years for Africa:201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts31,901000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts253,34221,55721,5570
Dung Counts079,73120,4320
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations9900122,0862,252
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations00027,330

No changes between current and previous report.

Elephant Estimates

RegionDefiniteProbablePossibleSpeculativeRange Area (kmĀ²)% of Continental Range% of Range AssessedIQI1PFS2
Central Africa7,32081,657128,6487,5942,769,5504857 .221
Eastern Africa90,48216,70720,0001,0841,075,3621931 .262
Southern Africa170,83716,38227,11315,3501,725,7983050 .412
West Africa2,7601,3765,0355,554227,088449 .143
Totals286,233101,288164,07529,5825,797,79810050 .33

1IQI: Information Quality Index: This index quantifies overall data quality at the regional level based on the precision of estimates and the proportion of assessed elephant range (i.e. range for which estimates are available). The IQI ranges from zero (no reliable information) to one (perfect information).

2PFS: 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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