Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Namibia, 1995

All Years for Namibia: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Namibia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts366000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts5,4773,0583,0580

No changes between current and previous report.

Namibia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Caprivi RegionAS1B19935,785 3,046Rodwell, 199327,027 23.5E 17.9S
Etosha National ParkAS1B19901,750 250Lindeque & Lindeque, 1990121,347 15.9E 19.0S
Kaokoveld AreaAT3A1992366 0Loutit & Douglas-Hamilton, 1992121,282 13.9E 19.8S
Khaudom AreaAS1B19901,000 100Lindeque & Lindeque, 1990112,492 20.7E 19.5S

* 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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