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National Elephant Survey - 2011

2011-09-01

Department of Statistics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science started sorting data on the first ever National Elephant survey on 18th August, 2011. Data computerization was completed on 21st August.  About 50 undergraduate students participated on this event. Currently, data is being scrutinized carefully to avoid double counting with the help of experts in the Department of Wildlife Conservation.  At the first stage, summary counts on numbers of elephants in each assumed age groups, in each gender, in each wild life region will be released. At the second stage the Department of Statistics and Computer Science is expected to carry out detail statistical analysis on distribution pattern of elephants and human-element conflict in Sri Lanka.  

The survey was carried out from 11th to 13th August, 2011 Island wide.  This was conducted by the Department of Wildlife Conservation. Data has been collected using 1553 observation points located countrywide including northern and eastern wildlife regions.

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http://print.dailymirror.lk/news/news/54409.html 
http://www.news.lk/home/18776-elephant-survey-in-sri-lanka
http://www.island.lk/index.php?page_cat=article-details&page=article-details&code_title=33237
http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/08/21/fea04.asp
http://www.dailynews.lk/2011/08/22/news12.asp
http://www.dinamina.lk/epaper/art.asp?id=2011/08/22/Pg07_6&pt=p&h=
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