Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Ghana, 1998

All Years for Ghana: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Ghana

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Sample Counts3712182180
Informed Guesses1050967443
Total4762181,185443

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 National Park and Resource ReserveIG3D1994100Sam, pers. comm., 19953306 3.1W 6.5N
Chichibon CorridorIG3D199412 3*Sam & Wilson, 19943290 .8W 7.2N
Digya National ParkIG3D1994200Sam, 1994a23,478 .3W 7.4N
Kakum and Assin-AttandansoIG3D1990100Dudley, et al., 19923347 1.3W 5.5N
Mole National ParkAS3B1993589 218Grainger, pers. comm., 199414,840 1.9W 9.6N
Nini-Suhien and AnkasaIG3D199460 90*Sam, pers. comm., 19952509 2.6W 5.3N
Northeastern GhanaIG3D1996100 50*Sam, 1994b21,370 .5W 10.7N
Western GhanaIG3D1994500 300*Sam, pers. comm., 199522,035 2.7W 6.9N

* 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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