Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Ghana, 1995

All Years for Ghana: 201620132007200219981995

1995 Summary Totals for Ghana

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts1624274270
Informed Guesses, Undocumented Aerial or Dung Surveys and GIS Extrapolations830989443

No changes between current and previous report.

Ghana : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Bia AreaIG3D100Sam Moses, pers. comm., 19953306 3.1W 6.5N
Chichibon Corridor nsIG3D199412 3*Sam Moses & Wilson, 19941
Digya National ParkIG3D1994200Sam Moses, 1994a23,478 .3W 7.4N
Goaso Area nsIG3D500 300*Sam Moses, pers. comm., 19951
Kakum NP and Assin-Attandanso Game Production ReseIG3D1990100Dudley, et al., 19923347 1.3W 5.5N
Mole National ParkAS3B1993589 427Grainger, pers. comm., 199414,840 1.9W 9.6N
Nini-Suhein NP and Ankasa Game Production ReserveIG3D60 90*Sam Moses, pers. comm., 19952509 2.6W 5.3N
Northeastern Ghana nsIG3D100 50*Sam Moses, 1994b1

* 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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