Elephant Census Tracking2015
By Amelia Meyer
Census tracking involves the physical finding and counting of individual elephants, herds, families and clans. This method is effective in smaller, defined areas. A census is a controlled system of acquiring information of a certain population within a certain area. By nature, a census needs to be conducted on a regular basis in order to keep track of population numbers, mortality rates and threats to the species. The difference between a census and sampling is that a census involves the entire population, and not just a smaller group chosen to represent this population.