African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) African Elephant Database
Entry ID: AEDd0001_155

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Summary
Abstract: Summary of AfESG Protected Areas

"This dataset is part of the African Elephant Database (AED), which is
the most up-to-date continental source on the numbers and distribution
of the African elephant. "

"The AfESG Protected Areas dataset contains the major protected areas
of the African elephant range states, which are confined to most of
the sub-saharan African countries. "

The AfESG African Elephant Range dataset contains the distribution
range of the African elephant.

"The AfESG African Elephant Surveys dataset contains the
characteristics of the most recent elephant surveys. The dataset has
two members: (1) a vector member, which shows the spatial
characteristics of the surveys, i.e. survey input areas, and (2) a
tabular member which contains all provided and derived survey
attributes. "

"Related datasets are the AfESG African Elephant Range dataset, which
contains the distribution range of the species, and the AfESG African
Elephant Surveys dataset, which contains the characteristics of the
most recent surveys."

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"http://www.iucn.org/"

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 40.0 S: -35.0  E: 55.0  W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Blanc, J.J., Thouless, C.R., Hart, J.A., Dublin, H.T., Douglas-Hamilton, I., Craig, C.G., and Barnes, R.F.W.
Dataset Title: African Elephant Specialist Group (AfESG) African Elephant Database
Dataset Series Name: African Elephant Database
Dataset Release Place: Nairobi, Kenya
Dataset Publisher: IUCN/SSC/African Elephant Specialist Group
Online Resource: http://www.iucn.org/


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-01-01


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > CENTRAL AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > EASTERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > SOUTHERN AFRICA
CONTINENT > AFRICA > WESTERN AFRICA


Science Keywords
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >FORESTS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >GRASSLANDS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >MONTANE HABITATS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SAVANNAS    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >SHRUBLAND/SCRUB    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >ANIMALS/VERTEBRATES >MAMMALS >ELEPHANTS
BIOSPHERE >AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS >WETLANDS
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >ENDANGERED SPECIES >REGIONAL THREATENED SPECIES    [Definition]
BIOSPHERE >ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS >SPECIES/POPULATION INTERACTIONS >POPULATION DYNAMICS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
ENVIRONMENT


Access Constraints
Limited


Keywords
ELEPHANT RANGE
ELEPHANT SURVEYS
Environmental Monitoring > Monitoring Data > Animal Population Assessment
Environmental Monitoring > Monitoring Data > Baseline Monitoring
PROTECTED AREAS
Terrestrial Ecosystems > Biodiversity, Protected Areas > Endangered Animal Species
Terrestrial Ecosystems > Biodiversity, Protected Areas > Mammals > Elephants
Terrestrial Ecosystems > Biodiversity, Protected Areas > National Parks
Terrestrial Ecosystems > Biodiversity, Protected Areas > Wildlife Habitats
GIS


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
UNEP-GRID


Data Center
African Elephant Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, IUCN -The World Conservation Union    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.iucn.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: AFRICAN ELEPHANT DATABASE MANAGER
Phone: 254 20 576 461
Fax: +254 20 570 385
Email: afesg at ssc.iucn.org
Contact Address:
IUCN/SSC/African Elephant Specialist Group
PO Box 68200
City: Nairobi
Country: Kenya


Personnel
WILLY SIMONS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: +254 2 624190
Fax: +254 2 624315
Email: simonsw at unep.org
Contact Address:
c/o UNEP-GRID
Nairobi
Country: KENYA


Publications/References
Blanc, J.J., Thouless, C.R., Hart, J.A., Dublin, H.T.,
Douglas-Hamilton, I., Craig, C.G., and Barnes, R.F.W. (2003). African
Elephant Status Report 2002: An update from the Elephant Database,
IUCN/SSC African Elephant Specialist Group, IUCN, Gland, Switzerland
and Cambridge, UK. vi + 304 pp.

Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-30

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