Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Mozambique, 2002

All Years for Mozambique: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Mozambique

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts11,5392,7862,7860
Informed Guesses1080287120
Other Guesses0006,782
Total11,6472,7863,0736,902

No changes between current and previous report.

Mozambique : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Banhine National ParkIG3D20028 2*Anderson, quest. reply, 200227,000 32.9E 22.8S
Cabo Delgado ProvinceOG3E19982,450Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 1999164,819 39.4E 12.5S
Gilé National ReserveIG3D200215 18*Ntumi pers. comm., 200332,100 38.4E 16.6S
Inhambane ProvinceOG3E1998260Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 1999168,681 34.5E 22.8S
Limpopo National ParkIG3D2002150 50*Anderson, quest. reply, 2002210,000 31.9E 23.3S
Magoe North DistrictAS2B19950Mackie and Chafota, 199532,030 30.8E 15.6S
Magoe South DistrictAS2B20011,264 1,359Mackie, 200132,824 30.7E 15.9S
Manica ProvinceOG3E1998260Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 1999162,694 33.4E 19.0S
Maputo GR & Futi CorridorIG3D2002200 50*Morley pers. comm., 20023900 32.7E 26.6S
Mecuburi Forest ReserveOG3E20025 5*Anderson, quest. reply, 20024195 39.0E 14.3S
Moribane-Chimanimani Forest ReserveIG3D200222Ntumi pers. comm., 20034185 33.4E 19.5S
Niassa Game Reserve and Buffer ZoneAS2B200213,061 2,433Craig and Gibson, 2002142,341 37.2E 12.1S
Quirimbas National ParkOG3E200090Motta pers. comm., 200227,845 40.0E 12.5S
Sofala ProvinceOG3E1999800 200*Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 1999166,385 34.7E 19.1S
Tete ProvinceOG3E19982,260 1650*Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 19991100,743 32.8E 15.5S
Zambezia ProvinceOG3E1998657Direcçao Nacional de Florestas e Fauna Bravia, Mozambique, 19991101,289 37.0E 16.6S

* 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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