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African Elephant Specialist Group

Liberia, 1998

All Years for Liberia: 201620132007200219981995

1998 Summary Totals for Liberia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Other Guesses0001,783

No changes between current and previous report.

Liberia : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Barrobo National ForestOG3E199099Anstey & Dunn, 19912640 8.0W 4.9N
Gola, Kpelle and Lorma National ForestOG3E1990495Anstey & Dunn, 199114,255 10.4W 7.5N
Grebo National ForestOG3E1990231Anstey & Dunn, 199122,510 7.6W 5.5N
Krahn Bassa National ForestOG3E1990495Anstey & Dunn, 199115,142 8.8W 5.8N
North East National ForestOG3E199033Anstey & Dunn, 19913130 9.5W 8.1N
Sapo National ParkDC3E1990430Anstey & Dunn, 199121,292 8.5W 5.4N

* 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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