Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Mozambique, 1995

All Years for Mozambique: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Mozambique

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts01081850
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations7170300100
Other Guesses and Other Extrapolations00015,000
Total71710848515,100

No changes between current and previous report.

Mozambique : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Central ZoneOG3E19928,175Chambal, 19931341,339 33.6E 16.6S
Chimanimani Mountain Range nsIG3D100Anstey pers. comm., 19951
Gorongosa National ParkAS3B1994108 185Cumming et al., 199432,075 34.3E 18.8S
Maputo Game ReserveIG3D50 100*Anstey pers. comm., 19953879 32.8E 26.4S
Marromeu Game ReserveIG3D150Anstey pers. comm., 199531,104 35.9E 18.8S
Niassa (Ruvuma) Game ReserveIG3D717Anstey pers. comm., 1995214,928 37.0E 12.2S
Northern ZoneOG3E19923,825Chambal, 19931167,335 37.7E 13.3S
Southern ZoneOG3E19923,000Chambal, 19931280,137 33.1E 22.3S

* 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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