Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Benin, 2007

All Years for Benin: 201620132007200219981995

2007 Summary Totals for Benin

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts1,223000
Totals 20061,223000

Interpretation of Changes in Estimates from Previous Report

Cause of Change Definite Probable Possible Speculative
New Population0000
Different Technique+122-504-5040
Totals+122-504-5040

Area of Range Covered by Each Data Category (km²)

Data CategoryKnown RangePossible RangeTotal Range
Aerial or Ground Total Counts7,00507,005
Unassessed Range6,0735956,668
Totals13,07859513,673

Benin : Elephant Estimates

Cause ofSurvey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneChange1TypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Atakora Hunting ZonesDTAT2A2003343Bouché et al., 2004b21,356 2.0E 11.2N
Djona Hunting ZoneDTAT2A200336Bouché et al., 2004b21,216 3.0E 11.6N
Goungoun Classified ForestNPAT2A20030Bouché et al., 2004b1806 3.2E 11.5N
Pendjari Biosphere ReserveDTAT2A2003788Bouché et al., 2004b12,827 1.4E 11.1N
W du Benin National ParkDTAT2A200356Bouché et al., 2004b15,872 2.6E 11.9N

* 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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