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See detailLes éléphants du Gourma. Mali. Statuts et menaces pour leur conservation
Bouché, Philippe ULg

in Pachyderm (2009), 45

Un comptage aérien d’éléphants a été mené au Mali dans le Gourma afin d’actualiser le statut des éléphants qui y vivent et les menaces qui pèsent sur leur survie à long terme. Un effectif minimal de 344 ... [more ▼]

Un comptage aérien d’éléphants a été mené au Mali dans le Gourma afin d’actualiser le statut des éléphants qui y vivent et les menaces qui pèsent sur leur survie à long terme. Un effectif minimal de 344 individus a été enregistré, celui-ci semblant stable depuis 2002, au regard des résultats d’inventaires précédents. Les survols ont permis de constater que de fortes pressions anthropiques s’exercent sur les fragiles ressources naturelles du Gourma avec pour conséquence une compétition accrue entre les hommes et les éléphants vis à vis des ressources (habitats et eau), constituant ainsi une source d’exacerbation des conflits. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation des effectifs des populations d’éléphants par la méthode d’inventaire pédestre total au Ranch de Gibier de Nazinga (Burkina Faso)
Ouédraogo, Moumouni.; Delvingt, Willy; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg et al

in Pachyderm (2009), 45

The low number of observations recorded during a recce using transects often makes it difficult to obtain correct estimations concerning the number of a certain species. This applies to elephants in the ... [more ▼]

The low number of observations recorded during a recce using transects often makes it difficult to obtain correct estimations concerning the number of a certain species. This applies to elephants in the Nazinga Game Ranch, Burkina Faso. In this study, another method was tested, that of the ‘the total foot count’. It has been demonstrated that in the ecological conditions of Nasinga, this method produces accurate estimations. In August 2001 and March 2002, the numbers were 345 and 189 elephants respectively. This method also enables us to more accurately calculate the age and sex structure of the animals, which is another important advantage. [less ▲]

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See detailDry-season status, trend and distribution of Konkombouri elephants and implications for their management, Burkina Faso
Bouché, Philippe ULg

in Pachyderm (2007), 42

Konkombouri Hunting Zone is part of the transfrontier W–Arly–Pendjari ecosystem. Monthly dry-season records from wildlife monitoring show that the free-ranging elephant population increased from month to ... [more ▼]

Konkombouri Hunting Zone is part of the transfrontier W–Arly–Pendjari ecosystem. Monthly dry-season records from wildlife monitoring show that the free-ranging elephant population increased from month to month with the progression of the dry season and the reduction of water points that still contained water. However, with the arrival of the first important rains, elephant density continued to increase because water and new shoots were available everywhere. In 2005 and 2006 elephant density in the Konkombouri Hunting Zone reached the highest mean dry-season elephant density recorded in West Africa in recent decades. This situation increases the impact on habitat close to water points and heightens human–elephant conflicts. [less ▲]

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See detailNorthern Ghana elephant survey
Bouché, Philippe ULg

in Pachyderm (2007), 42

Northern Ghana shelters an important protected areas network. However, the current elephant range is restricted to a few protected areas. An aerial total count was carried out in Mole National Park and ... [more ▼]

Northern Ghana shelters an important protected areas network. However, the current elephant range is restricted to a few protected areas. An aerial total count was carried out in Mole National Park and partially in Gbele Resource Reserve. The eastern and western corridors were surveyed by direct and indirect distance sampling counts. A minimum of 401 elephants were observed in Mole National Park while 15 elephants (coefficient of variation: 87%) were estimated by dung count in the extreme north of the western corridor. No elephant <br />sign was observed in the other areas surveyed. Human activities were widely spread in all areas except Mole National Park, where permanent human activities, fields and villages were outside the boundaries. Because of high human impact, elephant migration is now essentially non-existent in both corridors. The recent records of elephant in Gbele Resource Reserve make a case for a third corridor between Mole National Park and Bontioli in Burkina Faso through Gbele Resource Reserve. [less ▲]

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See detailLes petites populations d'éléphants du Burkina Faso. statut, distribution et déplacements
Bouché, Philippe ULg; Lungren, Clark

in Pachyderm (2004), 37

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See detailStatut et tendances des effectifs d’éléphants dans les aires protégées de l’Est du Burkina Faso
Bouché, Philippe ULg; Lungren, Clark; Ouédraogo, Léonard

in Pachyderm (2002), 32

Le Burkina Faso abrite l’effectif d’éléphants de savane le plus important de toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest, là où cette espèce jouit d’une protection intégrale. Un recensement aérien par échantillon a été ... [more ▼]

Le Burkina Faso abrite l’effectif d’éléphants de savane le plus important de toute l’Afrique de l’Ouest, là où cette espèce jouit d’une protection intégrale. Un recensement aérien par échantillon a été mené dans le sud-est du Burkina Faso en avril et mai 2000. L’effectif total moyen atteignait 1.743 ± 648 éléphants, ce qui constitue la plus grande population d’éléphants de savane en Afrique de l’Ouest. La moyenne des groupes observés était de: 5,42 (Erreur standard = 11,68 animaux) (1 à 32 individus / groupe). La distribution des éléphants enregistrée confirme largement la distribution enregistrée les années précédentes. [less ▲]

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