Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Uganda, 1998

All Years for Uganda: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Uganda

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts215000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts05656220
Informed Guesses001,0400
Other Guesses000280

No changes between current and previous report.

Uganda : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National ParkOG3E199820Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982336 29.7E 1.0S
Kibale National ParkIG3D1994150Edroma, 19942946 30.4E 0.5N
Kidepo Valley National ParkAT2A1992215Olivier, 199211,416 33.8E 3.8N
Kigezi Wildlife ReserveAS2B1995229 545MTWA, 19962850 29.8E 0.5S
LuweroIG3D199810Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982510 31.9E 1.2N
Murchison Falls National ParkAS2B1995336 300MTWA, 199613,795 31.8E 2.2N
Otze ForestOG3E1998200Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982200 31.9E 3.7N
Queen Elizabeth National ParkIG3D1998800Michelmore, Pers. Comm., 199812,343 30.0E 0.1S
Sango BayOG3E199830Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982305 31.7E 0.9S
Semliki National ParkOG3E199830Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982195 30.0E 0.8N
Toro/SemlikiIG3D199880Michelmore, pers. comm., 19982790 30.4E 1.0N

* 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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