Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Ethiopia, 1998

All Years for Ethiopia: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Ethiopia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts256000
Informed Guesses6500135
Other Guesses000850

No changes between current and previous report.

Ethiopia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Babille Elephant SanctuaryIG3D199865 135*Tekle, Quest. Reply, 199826,982 42.5E 8.7N
Dabus Valley Controlled Hunting AreaOG3E1998200Abdi, Quest. Reply, 199822,127 35.1E 10.6N
Gambella National ParkOG3E1998150Abdi, Quest. Reply, 199825,061 34.1E 8.0N
Gash-SetitAT2A19966Litoroh, 1997a21,135 37.2E 14.2N
Mago, Omo and TamaAT3A1997250Graham et al., 199719,499 36.0E 5.9N
Mizan Teferi Controlled Hunting AreaOG3E1998500Abdi, Quest. Reply, 199823,160 35.7E 7.4N

* 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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