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Holly Budge (Founder & Chair)
Be inspired to think big and dream bigger when you meet Holly. Her passion, purpose and self-belief are contagious. She’s a world-class adventurer, the first woman to skydive Everest and has climbed to the summit of Everest, fundraising over £450K.

Barry Page (Treasurer)
Barry’s interest in wildlife evolved alongside his corporate professional career, during which he held a number of senior management positions for some of the leading professional consulting firms, including PwC and Ernst & Young.

Martin Dancy (Trustee)
Martin had no hesitation in supporting How Many Elephants as a Trustee as he shares Holly’s passion for both wild and domestic animals. Martin has a wealth of experience as an entrepreneur and brings wisdom and guidance to the charity. 

Jim Wilson (Trustee)
Jim is a designer, maker and educator. He grew up in the rural west country in the UK where he developed a lifelong interest in wildlife and the natural world. Jim works at all scales from jewellery to architectural.



Fiona Jeffery OBE
Founder of ‘Just a Drop’. 

“World Female Ranger Week gives recognition and voice to both the courage and outstanding conservation work undertaken by female rangers. Proof that gender equality knows no bounds. I’m proud to be an Ambassador and help champion these incredible women.”

Shelley Cox
A born and bred Zimbabwean.

“Awareness campaigns such as World Female Ranger Week provide a more visible representation and recognition of the effectiveness of women in conservation and other women are inspired to have greater responsibility and positive impacts on the well being of our planet.”


Dr. Gladys Kalema-Zikusoka
Founder/CEO of Conservation “Gender equity in the conservation arena is such an important and prevalent topic. There is still much work to do but World Female Ranger Week plays a key role in raising awareness of the work of female rangers and women in conversation in the broader picture.”

Chris Mears
MD of ATTA & Experience Africa.

“I’m delighted to be an ambassador for World Female Ranger Week. Holly and her team at How Many Elephants are doing a great job at highlighting the gender gap in the field of conservation.”

Graham Fink
Founder of Fink Different. 

“World Female Ranger Week is not only a pioneering campaign in its subject matter but also in its creative approach. The unarmed rangers use words as weapons – invoking the power of Storytelling.”

Colin Bell
Co-founder Wilderness Safaris.

Colin describes the green safari model as “one of the fairest ways to partner with local communities and Governments in order to create viable, long-term partnerships that are a winning scenario for wildlife, wildernesses and people.”

Craig Spencer
Founder of The Black Mambas. 

“World Female Ranger Week has taken the world by storm. Thanks, Holly, for your hard work getting this off the ground and creating a global platform for female rangers to be recognised for their sterling work”.

Paula Atherill
Founder of Creative Analysis.

“World Female Ranger Week celebrates brave women on the front line. These women put themselves in danger every day and deserve to be acknowledged and celebrated. We can all make a difference”.

Jenny Desmond
Founder of Liberia Chimp Rescue Protection. “We celebrate the invaluable role women play in the protection of the world’s wildlife. We stand by them in solidarity as they face extraordinary challenges and achieve remarkable successes.”



We need to act now if we want future generations to see African elephants in the wild. 100% of your donation will help to train, equip and support rangers who risk their lives daily to protect precious ecosystems.

Credit: Amish Chhagan