Elephant census in Zimbabwe, 1980 to 1995

an analysis and review by Zimbabwe. Ministry of Environment and Tourism.

Publisher: Price Waterhouse, Wildlife, Tourism and Environmental Consultants in [Harare]

Written in English
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Edition Notes

Statement[commissioned by Government of Zimbabwe, Ministry of Environment and Tourism [and] Dept. of National Parks and Wild Life Management.
ContributionsZimbabwe. Dept. of National Parks and Wild Life Management., Price Waterhouse (Firm : Harare, Zimbabwe). Wildlife, Tourism, and Environmental Consultants.
LC ClassificationsQL737.P98 Z5494 1996
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 46, 8, 1, 2 p. :
Number of Pages46
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL144298M
LC Control Number99888852

This means the population has decreased by about 3,, compared to last census in In , the population of Asian elephant, an endangered and protected species in India, was estimated at. African elephants (Loxodonta africana) are imperiled by poaching and habitat loss. Despite global attention to the plight of elephants, their population sizes and trends are uncertain or unknown over much of Africa. To conserve this iconic species, conservationists need timely, accurate data on elephant populations. Here, we report the results of the Great Elephant Census (GEC), the first. Despite the effort that has gone into preserving Africa’s remaining elephant population the species continues to be under threat in many areas of Africa, and today the population numbers only , more than its level. And in many areas poaching is becoming an increasing problem once more. Zimbabwe (/ z ɪ m ˈ b ɑː b w eɪ,-w i /), officially the Republic of Zimbabwe, formerly Rhodesia, and Zimbabwe Rhodesia, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa, between the Zambezi and Limpopo Rivers, bordered by South Africa, Botswana, Zambia and capital and largest city is second largest city is Bulawayo.A country of roughly 14 million people.

Population & distribution African elephants once roamed across most of the continent from the northern Mediterranean coast to the southern tip. But they are now confined to a much smaller range. Savannah elephants occur in eastern and southern Africa, with the highest densities found in Botswana, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Zambia and South Africa.   That year t he total elephant population within Kenya was estimated at roug, but later KWS figures put the population at 35, with a decline in to 32, Since then the wild population has steadily increased through to an estima Elephant Poaching in Kenya ().   The census, conducted between March and May this year, covered lakh square kilometres and spanned four regions of the country: the northeast, east-central, south and north.   Zimbabwe’s elephant-hunting industry generates $14 million a year and helps control the population of 97, species that trample over trees and farmers’ fields, according to the country’s.

Elephant was the official publication of the Elephant Interest Group (EIG)/Elephant Research Foundation (ERF), an international non-profit organization established in June , to promote interest in elephants, and published until The EIG collected and disseminated information needed for education, research and conservation of elephants.   Zimbabwe has one of Africa’s largest elephant populations. It wants to hunt and export more of them to ease pressure on the animals’ habitat and raise badly needed money for conservation. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census . The effects of the hunts on the elephant population were divided into ‘major’ and ‘minor’ events: ‘Major’ events included elephants breaking out of the Park, causing damage to infrastructure, and being responsible for tourist-related incidents (e.g. damaging vehicles, increased aggression etc.) associated with the hunt events.

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The Great Elephant Census is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date data about the number and distribution of African elephants by using standardized aerial surveys of tens of hundreds of thousands of square miles. Dozens of researchers flying in small planes will capture comprehensive observational data of elephants and elephant carcasses.

Great Elephant Census results revealed. The largest pan-Africa aerial survey generates data critical to the species’ survival. On the results of the immense three-year Great Elephant Census (GEC) project, the first-ever pan-African survey of savanna elephants using standardized data collection and validation methods were released.

Led by Principal Investigator 1980 to 1995 book Chase and EWB. Zambia is one of 20 countries to participate in the Great Elephant Census, a Paul G. Allen project launched in with continent-wide results due out this year.

It is the first pan-African elephant census in 40 years covering an estimated 95 percent of savanna elephant populations and using standardized data collection and validation methods.

Zimbabwe’s elephant population is also almost 20% larger than when the FWS made its last positive enhancement finding in Zimbabwe’s elephant population is stable, despite rapid growth of the country’s human population growth, which increased by % between and The Central Limpopo River Valley elephant population is a cross border population on which very little scientific data pertaining to numbers, distribution and demographic status is available.

elephant in the whole of Zimbabwe in By these had increased to around 10when the national herd was entering a phase of exponential growth. By there were about 17 elephant and by about 25 In spite of removing 46 between and the national population grew to 76 head (Child ).

Zimbabwe’s elephant population. The latest census estimates place Hwange National Park’s elephant population at 53which is above the ecological carrying capacity of 40 elephants. Some experts at the UN say that the elephant population could be a burden.

David Phiri, the subregional coordinator and representative for the Food and Agriculture Organization, said, “Looking at this from a sustainable use of natural resources perspective, it is indeed the case that the large population of elephants in Zimbabwe has continued to adversely affected the sustainable use and.

Elephant populations recovered to such an extent that in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Namibia proposed to list their elephants once again on Appendix II.

The ban on ivory trade for these countries was lifted, and in the ban was also lifted for South African elephants, but only included trade in. The Population Census is the fourth such exercise to be undertaken by the Government of Zimbabwe since Independence in It was carried out exactly 10 years after the third census in Planning for the Population Census started in and the census was done according to international recommendations.

The end of Mozambique’s civil war in was a blessing for people and wildlife alike. It’s elephant population rose from to 16, during this period. South Africa and Namibia almost doubled their elephant populations, and Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe all saw healthy elephant population.

In July, wildlife officials in Zimbabwe requested the U.S. reverse a ban on ivory imports it implemented a year ago citing concerns about the sustainability of the country’s elephant population.

Zimbabwe’s elephant-hunting industry generates $14 million a year and helps control the population of 97, species that trample over trees and.

The elephant population in Mozambique is now ab, according to the elephant census carried out in   The African savanna elephant population was found to have declined by 30 percent overall between andaccording to the Great Elephant Census in The population in Zimbabwe was found.

THE number of elephants in Zimbabwe has dropped 6,8 percent to 82 in from 88 three years earlier due to increased poaching, illegal trans-border trade of live animals and poor funding. The Sumatran elephant population now stands at only by 98% in the years due to poaching, it stands today at around.

South Africa’s elephant population is on Appendix I, so there is currently no legal international trade in ivory or hides. Table 2 shows the numbers of elephants that have been sent to southern African and overseas countries from the Kruger National Park between and Illegal Trade.

The census was conducted between March and May by the Asian Nature Conservation Foundation (ANCF) at the Indian Institute of Science (Bengaluru), several NGOs and independent. Month: Current Affairs - August, Topics: Elephant Census • Environment • National • Wildlife Protection.

Four States come together for elephant census. African Elephant Population Declines By 30 Percent: The Two-Way A census of African savanna elephants in 15 countries between and found the population.

The Great Elephant census, an ambitious two-year initiative funded by an American philanthropist for $7 million, aims to count all of the elephants on the.

The Land Cruiser is parked at a discreet distance from the Ewaso Ng’iro River, where a herd of elephants is bathing. From inside the vehicle, Frank Pope of Save the Elephants (STE) observes its newest member—a six-month-old male.

The calf splashes in the water, his chubby body slick and mud-spattered. His mother, Monsoon, is nearby, keeping a watchful eye on her son. The census estimates a population of 82, savanna elephants in study sites in Zimbabwe.

Sincepopulations have declined by 11 percent. Northwestern Zimbabwe experienced a. The Great Elephant Census spanned 18 countries andmiles, making it the largest, most comprehensive survey of African elephants ever.

But the results, released inwere sobering: Justsavanna elephants were found across their current range—a 30% drop in. () estimated it at million km2 (Table 1 below and Fig.1 p). Over the 28 years since the range has decreased by some 42% with largest decrease being in the Central Region (64%).

Table 1: Changes in African elephant numbers and range Elephant population Elephant range (km²). Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources (CAMPFIRE) is a long-term programmatic approach to rural development that uses wildlife and other natural resources as a mechanism for promoting devolved rural institutions and improved governance and livelihoods.

The cornerstone of CAMPFIRE is the right to manage, use, dispose of, and benefit from these resources. From toTanzania saw the biggest decline in its elephant population of any major safari country – a fall of 63%, or 86, individuals. Mozambique’s decline of almost 34% was also worrying.

Countries such as Botswana, Zimbabwe and Kenya showed smaller, but still significant, declines of between 8% and 15% in their elephant. FILE - In this Oct. 1,file photo, an elephant crosses a road at a national park in Hwange, Zimbabwe.

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in the past two months in Zimbabwe's biggest national park as a serious drought forces animals to stray into nearby communities in search of food and water, authorities said Monday Oct.

21, The rapid decline of the African elephant in the s and s provoked serious concern about the long-term survival of the species. This concern highlighted the need to monitor and report on the continent-wide status of elephant populations.

The African Elephant Database (AED) evolved to meet this need. It is the only database that stores. HUNDREDS of elephants in Zimbabwe will die unless they are moved from drought-stricken Hwange National Park, in the northwest of the country.

But in a controversial move last month Zimbabwe's. HARARE Zimbabawe (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwe’s elephant population has decreased by more than 40 per cent in the Zambezi Valley inover the past 13 years due to the rising scourge in poaching, state newspaper the Herald reported Tuesday, citing the results of a latest survey.

The survey, conducted by the Great Elephant Census and the official Zimbabwe National Parks and Wildlife Management. Observers in a Cessna add up the numbers of elephants in transect flights over northern Botswana's Okavango Delta as part of an country survey called the Great Elephant Census.

In this Oct, 27,photo, an elephant walks next to a carcass of another elephant in an almost dry pool that used to be a perennial water supply in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe.The ivory trade is the commercial, often illegal trade in the ivory tusks of the hippopotamus, walrus, narwhal, mammoth, and most commonly, African and Asian elephants.

Ivory has been traded for hundreds of years by people in Africa and Asia, resulting in restrictions and bans. Ivory was formerly used to make piano keys and other decorative items because of the white color it presents when.