Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

South Africa, 1995

All Years for South Africa: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for South Africa

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts9,990000

No changes between current and previous report.

South Africa : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Addo Elephant National ParkAT1A1995212 0Knight & Hall-Martin, 19953117 25.8E 33.5S
Andover Game Reserve nsIR1A199411Garai, 1994371
Atherstone nsIR1A199422Garai, 19942230
Borakalalo National ParkIR1A19942Garai, 19943120 27.8E 25.1S
Double Drift Game Reserve adIR1A19944Garai, 19942220
Elandsdrift nsIR1A19952Garai, 19941
Game Services nsIR1A19946Garai, 1994330
Greater Kuduland Safaris adIR1A19946Garai, pers. comm., 1995a3120
Hluhluwe & Umfolozi Game ReserveIR1A1995160 0Garai, pers. comm., 1995b2965 31.8E 28.3S
Itala Nature ReserveIR1A199449Garai, 19942300 31.2E 27.5S
Kaia Ingwe adIR1A19945Garai, 1994345
Kapama Game Farm nsIR1A199418Garai, 19943120
Klaserie Nature ReserveAT1A1994207 0Whyte & Wood, 19942628 31.3E 24.3S
Knysna Elephant Park adIR1A19952Garai, pers. comm., 1995a1
Knysna State Forest adIR1A19943Garai, 19942300
Kruger National ParkAT2A19958,064 0Whyte & Wood, 1995119,485 31.5E 24.0S
Kwalata adIR1A199422Garai, 1994380
Letaba Game Ranch nsIR1A199426Garai, 19942400
Lowhills nsIR1A19948Garai, 1994330
Mabula Game Lodge adIR1A19946Garai, 1994380
Madikwe Game Reserve adAT1A1995250 0Garai, pers. comm., 1995b2750 26.3E 24.8S
Mahlatini Game Reserve nsIR1A19945Garai, 1994315
Makalali Resource Reserve adIR1A199413Garai, 1994375 30.7E 24.2S
Mkuze Falls Safaris nsIR1A19943Garai, 1994322
Mkuzi Game ReserveIR1A199412Garai, 19942400 32.2E 27.7S
Mokolo River Nature Reserve nsIR1A19946Garai, 1994345
Mthethomusha Game Reserve adIR1A199417Garai, 1994380
Mtibi Game Ranch nsIR1A19946Garai, 1994325
Ndzalama Game Reserve nsIR1A19948Garai, 1994379
Pamula Game Lodge nsIR1A19945Garai, 1994321
Paradise Game Ranch adIR1A19946Garai, 1994330
Phalaborwa Mining Co. nsIR1A199414Garai, 1994341
Phinda Resource Reserve nsIR1A199456Garai, 19943135
Pilanesberg National ParkAT1A199475 0Garai, 19942580 27.1E 25.2S
Pro Game nsIR1A19948Garai, 19941
Pumulanga nsIR1A19943Garai, 1994325
Rhinoland Safaris adIR1A19945Garai, 1994368
Riverside nsIR1A19956Garai, pers. comm., 1995a340
Royal Natal National ParkIR1A19949Garai, 1994374 28.9E 28.7S
Sabie Sand Game ReserveAT1A199351 0Whyte Quest. Reply, 19932572 31.5E 24.8S
Shamwari Game ReserveIR1A199422Garai, 1994360
Songimvelo National Park adIR1A199418Garai, 19942650 31.0E 26.0S
Sutton Game Ranch nsIR1A19944Garai, 1994320
Tembe Elephant ParkAT1A199590 0Garai, pers. comm., 1995b2299 32.5E 27.0S
Thaba Tholo adIR1A199417Garai, 19942250
Thornybush Game Lodge nsIR1A199518Garai, pers. comm., 1995a375
Thukela Biosphere adIR1A19949Garai, 19942600
Timbavati Game Reserve adAT1A1994187 0Whyte & Wood, 19942784 31.3E 24.3S
Touchstone Game RanchIR1A199410Garai, 1994375
Tshukudu Game Lodge nsIR1A19942Garai, 1994345
Umbabat Game ReserveAT1A1994117 0Whyte & Wood, 19943144 31.4E 24.1S
Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve adIR1A199545Garai, pers. comm., 1995a2350 29.3E 22.2S
Vosdal adIR1A19943Garai, 19943115
Welgevonden adIR1A199551Garai, pers. comm., 1995a2255 27.8E 24.3S
Zulu Nyala Safaris nsIR1A19944Garai, 199447

* 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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