Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zambia, 1998

All Years for Zambia: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Zambia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts392000
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts15,4816,1796,1790
Informed Guesses007850
Total15,8736,1796,9640

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.
Chiawa Game Management AreaAS2B199648 102Phiri, 19963900 28.9E 15.8S
Isangano National ParkGT1A19933Tembo, Quest. Reply, 19933840 30.6E 11.2S
Kafinda Game Management AreaIG3D199150Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199323,860 30.1E 12.4S
Kafue National ParkAS2B19974,482 3,222Zyambo, 1997122,400 25.9E 15.2S
Kasanka National ParkIG3D199150Tembo, Quest. Reply, 19933390 30.2E 12.6S
Katokota Game RanchAT3A199119Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993515 28.0E 16.8S
Lavushi Manda National ParkIG3D199115Tembo, Quest. Reply, 199331,500 30.8E 12.4S
Lower Zambezi National ParkAS2B1996232 457Phiri, 199624,092 29.7E 15.5S
Luano Game Management AreaIG3D1996150Jachmann, 199628,930 29.6E 14.8S
Lukusuzi National ParkAS2B1994110 190Jachmann & Kalyocha, 199422,720 32.6E 12.8S
Lumimba Game Management AreaAS3B1996763 811Jachmann, 199624,500 32.4E 12.5S
Lupande Game Management AreaAS2B1996892 1,394Jachmann, 199624,840 32.0E 13.3S
Mosi-oa-Tunya National ParkAT3A199119Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993466 25.8E 17.9S
Mumbwa Game Management AreaAS2B1997124 229Zyambo, 199723,370 26.4E 15.1S
Munyamadzi Game Management AreaAS2B1996102 210Jachmann, 199623,300 31.8E 12.4S
Musalangu Game Management AreaAS3B1996305 690Jachmann, 1996217,350 32.8E 11.2S
Nchete Island Wildlife SanctuaryAT3A199149Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993525 27.6E 17.4S
North Luangwa National ParkAS3B19963,033 2,252Jachmann, 199624,636 32.2E 11.9S
Nsumbu National ParkIR1A199845Saiwana, pers. comm., 199822,063 30.4E 8.8S
Sandwe Game Management AreaAS2B1996818 1,597Jachmann, 199631,530 31.3E 13.8S
Sekula Island Wildlife SanctuaryAT3A19917Tembo, Quest. Reply, 1993510 27.5E 17.4S
Sichifula Game Management AreaAS2B1997374 686Zyambo, 199723,600 25.7E 16.8S
Sioma Ngwezi National ParkAT3A1996250Mwiya, 199625,276 23.4E 17.3S
South Luangwa National ParkAS2B19967,942 2,930Jachmann, 199629,050 31.6E 13.1S
West Lunga National ParkAS3D1996520Phiri, pers. comm., 199831,684 24.8E 12.8S
West Petauke Game Management AreaAS3B19962,435 2,773Jachmann, 199624,140 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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