THE CRISIS

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The African Elephant is facing the greatest crisis in decades, Now is the time to take action!

Few people know #HowManyElephants are poached each day for their ivory. At the current rate of 96 elephants a day, the elephant will be extinct by 2025. To situate this in a broader context, exotic and rare animal parts have been fetishized by humans as luxurious, highly prized and valued possessions for hundreds of years. This script needs rewriting.

Following the ivory trade ban in 1989, poaching has rocketed as a result of the rising demand in China. A recent survey carried out by the International Fund for Animal Welfare revealed that 70% of China do not know that ivory is predominantly the product of a poached elephant. The Chinese word for ivory literally translates to tooth. This is a stark reminder that greater awareness and education is needed.

How Many Elephants seeks to unite, educate and inspire global change.

1900: 10 million elephants alive
100%
1980: 1.2 million elephants alive
12%
2013: 0.45 million elephants alive
4.5%

"To stop the poacher, the trader must be stopped. To stop the trader, the final buyer must be convinced not to buy mammal ivory of any sort. "

DANIEL ARAP MOI. Former Kenyan President. 1989

THE CAMPAIGN

How Many Elephants presents a physical commentary on the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade. I am using vegetable ivory, a sustainable plant material from the Amazon Rainforest, to raise awareness of this crisis.

‘Part of the originality of this campaign is in my approach to avoid gruesome and shocking imagery to portray the facts. It is not about scaring people, it’s about sharing the enormity of the poaching crisis.’

This campaign will be showcased in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong in the coming months.

Awards

City Lit
University of Brighton Sustainability Award

Take Action

UNITE

UNITE

SIGN OUR PETITION HERE

The African elephant, the largest remaining land mammal on the planet, is facing the greatest crisis in decades. By signing our petition you are helping to make a difference.

EDUCATE

EDUCATE

HOST OUR EXHIBITION

The How Many Elephants exhibition is a fully-customisable and versatile model that can be installed in many spaces, independent of culture and languages.

INSPIRE

INSPIRE

HOST A SPEAKER

Holly Budge, founder of How Many Elephants, is an acclaimed speaker who talks passionately about being an artist, an activist and a world record-holding adventurer.

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