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Title: A survey of elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park lowland sector and adjacent forest in eastern Zaire
Author(s): Hall, Jefferson S
Inogwabini, Bila-Isia
Williamson, Elizabeth A
Omari, Ilambu
Sikubwabo, Claude
White, Lee
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Keywords: conservation
Issue Date: Sep-1997
Citation: Hall JS, Inogwabini B, Williamson EA, Omari I, Sikubwabo C & White L (1997) A survey of elephants (Loxodonta africana) in the Kahuzi-Biega National Park lowland sector and adjacent forest in eastern Zaire, African Journal of Ecology, 35 (3), pp. 213-223.
Abstract: There has been considerable uncertainty about the abundance estimation of Loxodonta africana within tropical lowland moist forests in Zaire. We surveyed a 15,570 km2 area within the forests of eastern Zaire using transect sampling methods and estimated the elephant population to be 3720 (range 2300–5000) individuals. Dung pile densities were significantly different between adjacent settlement, deep forest, and deep forest core strata, with the most remote area harbouring the highest density. Evidence of elephant poaching was encountered throughout the survey area suggesting that elephant populations continue to be at severe risk.
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