Few people know that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. Losing these important ecosystem engineers will be of extreme detriment to the environment and beyond. If the elephants go extinct, entire ecosystems could follow.
How Many Elephants is a powerful design-led campaign, inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African Elephant ivory trade. We use design to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection in a non-gory way. To connect with this data visually is highly impactful.
We champion and support female rangers on the front line, through funding anti-poaching, educational and community-orientated projects in Africa. Our founder, Holly Budge, earned a rare privilege of accompanying the Akashinga Rangers in Zimbabwe and The Black Mambas in South Africa in their work. These women are changing attitudes towards the role of women in Africa and beyond.
Be inspired to think big when you meet our founder, Holly Budge. Her passion, purpose and self belief is contagious. She’s a world class adventurer, an Everest Summiteer and first woman to skydive Everest. She has fundraised over £400K. Holly founded How Many Elephants whilst studying for a Masters in Sustainable Design in 2013. She’s gaining momentum quicker than a charging herd of elephants.
Calling all citizens, businesses, creatives, scientists, politicians, innovators, storytellers, writers, educators and change makers who dare to say, “I can make A difference in this world”, it’s time to stand up for elephants.
Are you a passionate individual who has time and skills to offer and want to make a difference? If so, we want to hear from you! We often get asked ‘how can I make a difference?’ We know that when the right group of passionate people meet, the sparks start flying. We believe collective passion has the power to make a difference in this world.
Our travelling How Many Elephants Exhibition presents a physical commentary on the African elephant poaching crisis. It shows the poaching statistics in a non-gory way and purely visual way. It is highly impactful and 100% family-friendly.
Help empower and support the courageous rangers working tirelessly on the front line in Africa! Every penny raised is accounted for and is making a difference.
Photo credit: ‘Akashinga‘ by Brent Stirton
“To see 35,000 elephant graphics on a wall is both shocking and impactful. It’s a great way of raising awareness of the sheer scale of the poaching problem in Africa. The How Many Elephants Campaign is making a really positive contribution.”
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