Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zambia, 1995

All Years for Zambia: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Zambia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts97000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts19,6056,5736,5730
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations001550
Total19,7026,5736,7280

No changes between current and previous report.

Zambia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Chete IslandAT3A199149 0Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993432 27.6E 17.4S
Chiawa Game Management Area nsAS1B199131 36Chanda & Tembo, 199322,344
Chisomo Game Management AreaAS3B1994469 1,006Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199423,450 30.6E 13.7S
Isangano National ParkGT1A19933Tembo, Quest. Reply, 19933840 30.6E 11.2S
Kafinde Game Management AreaIG3D199150Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199323,860 30.1E 12.4S
Kafue National ParkAS2B19915,927 3,008Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993122,400 25.9E 15.2S
Kasanka National ParkIG3D199150Tembo, Quest. Reply, 19933390 30.2E 12.6S
Kotakota Game Management AreaAT3A199119 0Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993517 28.0E 16.8S
Lavushi Manda National ParkIG3D199115Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199331,500 30.8E 12.4S
Lower Zambezi National ParkAS2B1991328 242Chanda & Tembo, 199324,092 29.7E 15.5S
Luambe National ParkAS2B199454 90Jachmann & Kalyocha, 19943320 32.2E 12.6S
Luano Game Management AreaIG3D199140Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199328,930 29.6E 14.8S
Lukusuzi National ParkAS2B1994110 194Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199431,920 32.6E 12.8S
Lumimba Game Management AreaAS3B1994299 328Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199422,700 32.4E 12.5S
Lunga-Luswishi Game Management AreaAS3B1991125 226Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993213,340 26.9E 13.8S
Lupande Game Management AreaAS3B1993666 116Jachmann, 199524,840 32.0E 13.3S
Mosi-oa-Tunya National ParkAT3A199119 0Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993466 25.8E 17.9S
Mumbwa Game Management AreaAS2B19912,538 3,048Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199323,370 26.4E 15.1S
Munyamadzi Game management AreaAS3B1994459 340Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199432,500 31.8E 12.4S
Musalangu Game Management AreaAS2B1991624 546Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993217,350 32.8E 11.2S
North Luangwa National parkAS3B19932,100 366Jachmann, Quest. Reply, 199424,636 32.2E 11.9S
Nsumbu National ParkAS2B199188 128Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199322,020 30.2E 8.8S
Sandwe Game Management AreaAS2B1994131 190Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199431,500 31.3E 13.8S
Sekula Game Management Area nsAT3A19917 0Tembo, Quest. Reply, 19931
Sichifula/Mulobezi Game Management AreaAS2B19911,673 2,116Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199327,383 25.7E 16.8S
Sioma Ngwezi National ParkAS2B19911,187 962Tembo, 199525,276 23.4E 17.3S
South Luangwa National ParkAS2B19947,197 2,402Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199429,050 31.5E 13.1S
West Lunga National ParkAS2B1991322 584Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199331,684 24.8E 12.8S
West Petauke Game Management AreaAS3B19941,850 3,386Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199423,842 30.3E 14.3S

* 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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