Elephant Database
African Elephant Specialist Group

Burkina Faso, 2007

All Years for Burkina Faso: 201620132007200219981995

2007 Summary Totals for Burkina Faso

Data Category Definite Probable Possible Speculative
Aerial or Ground Total Counts3,933000
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts2213203200
Informed Guesses002000
Totals 20064,1543205200

Interpretation of Changes in Estimates from Previous Report

Cause of Change Definite Probable Possible Speculative
New Population+41000
Different Technique+2,082-513-5390
Totals+2,123-513-5390

Area of Range Covered by Each Data Category (km²)

Data CategoryKnown RangePossible RangeTotal Range
Aerial or Ground Total Counts11,110011,110
Direct Sample Counts and Reliable Dung Counts2,28302,283
Informed Guesses600264863
Unassessed Range4,4741,1415,615
Totals18,4681,40519,872

Burkina Faso : Elephant Estimates

Cause ofSurvey Details2 Number of Elephants Area Map Location
Input ZoneChange1TypeReliab.YearEstimate95% C.L. SourcePFS3 (km²) Lon. Lat.
Aires de l'Est Hunting AreasDTAT2A20032,119Bouché et al., 2004b16,077 1.0E 11.6N
Arly National ParkDTAT2A2003422Bouché et al., 2004b21,224 1.4E 11.5N
Bontioli Partial & Total Faunal Reserve-IG3D199850Chardonnet, quest. reply, 19982420 3.1W 10.8N
Comoé-Leraba Classified ForestsDTAT2A20053Bouché, 200521,204 4.6W 9.9N
Koakrana Hunting ZoneDTAT2A20030Bouché et al., 2004b1229 1.8E 11.5N
Kourtiagou Partial Faunal ReserveDTAT2A20030Bouché et al., 2004b1485 2.0E 11.5N
Mare aux Hippopotames Biosphere ReserveNPAT2A200546Bouché, 20053192 4.2W 11.6N
Mohoun Protected Area Complex-AS1B2002541 320Belemsobgo, 200213,296 3.3W 11.6N
Po - Nazinga - Sissili EcosystemDTAT2A2003603Bouché et al., 2004a16,093 1.5W 11.3N
W du Burkina National ParkDTAT2A2003740Bouché et al., 2004b22,412 2.2E 11.9N
Zabré Department-IG3D1998150Chardonnet, quest. reply, 19982600 .6W 11.1N

* 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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