Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zambia, 2002

All Years for Zambia: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Zambia

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts48000
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts12,4096,9616,9610
Informed Guesses006700
Other Guesses000235
Total12,4576,9617,631235

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
Chisomo & Sandwe Game Management AreaAS2B1999128 155Jachmann and Phiri, 1999a3750 30.9E 13.8S
Isangano National ParkGT1A19933Tembo, quest. reply, 19933840 30.6E 11.2S
Kafinde Game Management AreaIG3E199150Tembo, quest. reply, 199323,860 30.1E 12.4S
Kafue National ParkAS3B20012,194 5,590Fairall and Kampamba, 2001216,929 25.9E 15.2S
Kasanka National ParkDC2E199176 9Jachmann and Phiri, 1999b3390 30.2E 12.6S
Kasonso-Busanga Game Management AreaAS2B19970Zyambo, 199727,780 25.6E 14.1S
Katokota Game RanchAT3E199119Tembo, quest. reply, 1993515 28.0E 16.8S
Lavushi Manda National ParkIG3E199115Tembo, quest. reply, 199331,500 30.8E 12.4S
Lower Zambezi National ParkAS2B1996232 457Phiri, 199624,092 29.7E 15.5S
Luambe & Lumimba South National Park and Game Management AreaAS2B19991,053 551Jachmann and Phiri, 1999a22,415 32.3E 12.7S
Luano Game Management AreaIG3D1996150Jachmann, 199628,930 29.6E 14.8S
Lukusuzi National ParkAS2B1994110 190Jachmann and Kalyocha, 199422,720 32.6E 12.8S
Lumimba North Game Management AreaAS3B2001114 214van der Westhuizen, 200132,105 32.6E 12.3S
Lunga-Luswishi Game Management AreaAS2B19970Zyambo, 1997213,340 26.9E 13.8S
Lupande Game Management AreaAS2B2002975 586Dunham and Simwanza, 200224,959 32.0E 13.3S
Mosi-oa-Tunya National ParkAT3E199119Tembo, quest. reply, 1993466 25.8E 17.9S
Mukungule Game Management AreaAS3B2001156 112van der Westhuizen, 200131,910 32.0E 11.6S
Mulobezi Game Management AreaAS2B19970Zyambo, 199723,420 25.4E 16.5S
Mumbwa West Game Management AreaGS3B20002,435 3,017Jachmann, 200031,220 26.4E 15.1S
Munyamadzi North Game Management AreaAS3B2001189 274van der Westhuizen, 200131,092 31.9E 12.3S
Munyamadzi South Game Management AreaAS2B1999919 417Jachmann and Phiri, 1999a22,200 31.7E 12.5S
Musalangu Game Management AreaAS3B20011,121 898van der Westhuizen, 2001217,350 32.8E 11.2S
Namwala West Game Management AreaGS3B2000216 411Jachmann, 20003540 26.2E 15.5S
Nchete Island Wildlife SanctuaryAT3E199149Tembo, quest. reply, 1993525 27.6E 17.4S
North Luangwa National ParkAS3B20013,750 1,076van der Westhuizen, 200124,636 32.2E 11.9S
Nsumbu National ParkIR1A199845Saiwana pers. comm., 199822,063 30.4E 8.8S
Rufunsa Game Management AreaAS3B19960Phiri, 199632,328 30.0E 15.2S
Sekula Island Wildlife SanctuaryAT3E19917Tembo, quest. reply, 1993510 27.5E 17.4S
Sichifula Game Management AreaAS2B1997374 686Zyambo, 199723,600 25.7E 16.8S
Sioma Ngwezi National ParkAS3B19960 0Mwiya, 199625,276 23.4E 17.3S
South Luangwa National ParkAS2B20024,459 1,519Dunham and Simwanza, 200228,448 31.6E 13.1S
West Lunga National ParkAS3D1996520Phiri pers. comm., 199831,684 24.8E 12.8S
West Petauke Game Management AreaAS2B1999897 1,399Jachmann and Phiri, 1999a3905 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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