Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Ghana, 2002

All Years for Ghana: 201620132007200219981995

2002 Summary Totals for Ghana

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts3612742740
Other Dung Counts86154890
Informed Guesses830737303
Total5304281,100303

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.
Ankasa Conservation AreaDC3C200121 15Danquah et al., 20012509 2.6W 5.3N
Bia National Park and Resource ReserveDC3D1999108Sam, 20003306 3.1W 6.5N
Chichibon CorridorIG3D199412 3*Sam and Wilson, 19943290 .8W 7.2N
Digya National ParkIG3D1994200Sam, 199423,478 .3W 7.4N
Goaso ForestIG3D1994500 300*Sam pers. comm., 199522,035 2.7W 6.9N
Kakum Conservation AreaGD2C1997219 88Eggert et al., 20032372 1.3W 5.5N
Mole National ParkAS3B1993589 218Grainger pers. comm., 199414,840 1.9W 9.6N
Red & White Volta - Morago EcosystemDC3B199846 167Sam, 199821,370 .5W 10.7N

* 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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