CALLING ALL ELEPHANT LOVERS,
 CONSERVATIONISTS, ACTIVISTS, CHANGE MAKERS WHO DARE TO SAY
 “I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD”, IT’S TIME TO STAND UP FOR ELEPHANTS.

CURRENT POACHING RATES IN AFRICA

EVERY 15 MINUTES
PER HOUR
PER DAY
PER YEAR

Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct by 2025. It is hard to imagine that 35,000+ elephants are being slaughtered annually simply to satisfy unfounded but deep-rooted traditions, myths and desires of some. A survey carried out by the International Fund for Animal Welfare revealed that 70% of the Chinese, the most prominent ivory consumers globally, did not know that ivory came from dead elephants. The Chinese word for ivory literally translates to tooth. This is a stark reminder that greater awareness and education is needed and quickly. 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. We are striving to change this through greater education and awareness.

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

"If not you, who? If not now, when?"

THE CAMPAIGN

How Many Elephants; Using Creativity to Close The Gap Between  Scientific Data And Human Connection.

This multi award-winning exhibition displays the annual poaching rate in Africa of 35,040 elephants in a striking floor to ceiling display.  A monochrome palette has ben used to reflect the indifference of these animals in their fate.

‘Part of the originality of this campaign is in our 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.’

Founder, Holly Budge

Four red light boxes represent the hourly death toll, with red symbolising the blood spilt already. The ’96 Elephants A Day’ Necklace is made in vegetable ivory, a sustainable plant-derived material from South America, and brass to present the daily poaching rate. The hand-cut brass elephant is a nod to the bullet shells commonly used by the poachers. One elephant is facing the other way to say there is still hope this crisis can be turned around.

This exhibition will travel to major cities around the world, including London, New York, Beijing and Hong Kong. The audiences’ reactions and comments will be documented and shared. The exhibition is a fully customisable, versatile model that can be installed in many spaces, independent of culture and language.

We are under no illusion that an individual alone can halt the ivory trade; this requires a much bigger effort from governments, NGO’s, commerce and the global community. The value of our work is in changing the culture of demand by converting, informing and educating people.

Download: Campaign Brochure

Awards

City Lit
University of Brighton Sustainability Award

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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.

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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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