Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Zimbabwe, 2002

All Years for Zimbabwe: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Zimbabwe

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts236000
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts81,1307,0397,0390
Informed Guesses189033491
Other Guesses000200
Total81,5557,0397,373291

No changes between current and previous report.

Zimbabwe : Elephant Estimates

Survey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneTypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Binga Communal LandsAS2B2001836 385Mackie, 2002a22,217 27.9E 17.4S
Bubiana ConservancyIG3D200150 50*Dunham and Mackie, 200221,772 29.8E 21.1S
Bubi Valley ConservancyIG3D200153Dunham and Mackie, 200222,895 30.1E 21.5S
Chete Safari AreaAS2B20011,219 542Mackie, 2002a21,260 27.8E 17.4S
Chiredzi River ConservancyGT1A200128Dunham and Mackie, 20022895 31.6E 20.8S
Chirisa Safari AreaAS2B20011,977 1,091Mackie, 2002a21,529 28.3E 17.9S
Chizarira National ParkAS2B20015,011 1,171Mackie, 2002a22,084 27.9E 17.8S
Gonarezhou National ParkAS2B20014,987 1,577Dunham and Mackie, 200224,987 31.9E 21.6S
Hartley Safari AreaIG3D2001100 20*Dunham and Mackie, 20023445 29.6E 17.9S
Home Farm & Greystone RanchesIG3D20013 1*Dunham and Mackie, 2002460 27.9E 20.8S
Hwange National Park and Safari AreaAS2B200144,492 5,770Dunham and Mackie, 2002112,900 26.6E 19.1S
Kariba Communal LandsAS2B20012,373 802Mackie, 2002a23,224 28.4E 17.1S
Kavira Forest LandIG3D2001100Dunham and Mackie, 20023287 27.0E 18.1S
LusuluAS2B200133 63Mackie, 2002a3543 27.8E 18.0S
Mahenye WardAS2B20010Dunham and Mackie, 20023221 32.4E 21.2S
Malilangwe ConservancyAT3A2001116Dunham and Mackie, 20023424 31.9E 21.1S
Malipati Safari AreaAS2B20015 9Dunham and Mackie, 20023175 31.4E 21.9S
Mambali Communal LandsAT3A200110Dunham and Mackie, 20023327 28.4E 21.5S
Maramani Communal LandsAT3A20010Dunham and Mackie, 20023367 29.4E 22.1S
Matabeleland Communal LandsAS2B200164 79Dunham and Mackie, 200223,110 27.1E 19.6S
Matabeleland Forest AreaAS2B2001553 496Dunham and Mackie, 200222,344 27.3E 18.8S
Matetsi Safari ComplexAS2B20014,201 1,670Dunham and Mackie, 200224,399 25.7E 18.2S
Matibi IIAS2B199633 34Davies et al., 19963400 31.7E 21.5S
Matusadona National ParkAS2B20011,716 603Mackie, 2002a21,413 28.6E 17.0S
Mavuradonha Wilderness AreaAS2B200113 26Dunham and Mackie, 20023617 30.9E 16.5S
North Gokwe Communal LandsAS2B2001791 621Mackie, 2002a23,082 28.5E 17.5S
Nyatana Wildlife Management AreaIG3D2001150Dunham and Mackie, 20023653 32.5E 16.7S
Protea FarmIG3D20017Dunham and Mackie, 2002514 29.6E 16.5S
Save Valley ConservancyAS1B2001535 318Dunham and Mackie, 200223,484 32.1E 20.4S
Sengwe Communal LandOG3E2001200Dunham and Mackie, 200222,422 31.3E 22.1S
Sentinel & Nottingham RanchesAT3A200182Dunham and Mackie, 20023568 29.6E 22.1S
Shangani RanchIG3D200160 20*Dunham and Mackie, 20023628 29.3E 19.6S
Sijarira Forest AreaAS2B200133 33Mackie, 2002a3270 27.5E 17.6S
Tuli Circle Safari AreaAT3A20010Dunham and Mackie, 20023416 29.1E 22.0S
Zambezi ValleyAS2B200119,297 2,493Mackie, 2002b116,476 29.6E 15.9S

* 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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