Results from an arial survey covering the KAZA Transfrontier Conservation Area, which includes land in Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, share optimism that African elephant populations in this region are stable.
'KAZA’s elephant population represents more than half of the remaining African savannah elephants on the continent.'
Stock photo of elephants in Zambia
'In a joint communique, ministers from the KAZA TFCA pledged to translate the survey’s findings into practical policy measures and supportive legislation to ensure the long-term persistence of wildlife in the region.'
The article by Africa Geographic includes insightful findings such as higher populations of elephants near permanent water sources and detailed mapping images to illustrate results such as elephant density per square metre. There are also links to additional sources for further reading.