Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Namibia, 1998

All Years for Namibia: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Namibia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts508000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts5,7361,4211,4210
Informed Guesses19000

No changes between current and previous report.

Namibia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
CapriviAS2B19954,883 1,247Lindeque et al., 1995119,290 23.3E 17.9S
Etosha National ParkAS1B19951,189 410Lindeque et al., 1995122,270 15.9E 19.0S
Kaudom/TsumkweAS2B19951,085 545Lindeque et al., 1995115,020 20.7E 19.2S
KavangoAS1D199519Lindeque et al., 199526,930 18.5E 18.4S
KuneneAT3A1995508Lindeque et al., 1995142,885 14.0E 19.4S

* 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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