96 ELEPHANTS/DAY POACHED…
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.
Few people know that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. Founder of How Many Elephants, Holly Budge, is an adventurer and passionate conservationist. From summiting Everest to immersing herself with the Black Mambas, an all-female anti-poaching team in South Africa, British Airways called her “one of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers”. To date, she has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities.
Holly founded How Many Elephants whilst studying for a masters in Sustainable Design to raise awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa and raise funds for anti-poaching projects. The How Many Elephants Exhibition is highly impactful and will be showcased internationally, including in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
‘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 sheer scale of the poaching crisis. To actually see and connect with this data visually is very impactful.’
Founder, Holly Budge
‘To see 35,000 elephant graphics on a wall is both shocking and impactful, and is a great way of raising awareness of the sheer scale of the poaching problem in Africa. Holly is a passionate individual and is using her creative and adventurous endeavours to make a really positive contribution.’
Colin Bell. Conservationist | Author
ELEPHANTS RACING EXTINCTION
PROJECTS WE SUPPORT
We currently fund projects organised by the following direct action initiatives who are doing incredible work on the front line of conservation. Every penny we raise is making an impact.
BLACK MAMBAS APU
We feel passionate about supporting the courageous work of the Black Mambas, South Africa’s first and only all female front line anti poaching team. These pioneering women are protectors, educators and beacons of hope. Armed only with pepper spray and handcuffs, they patrol hunting grounds of armed poachers who pose an imminent threat to the elephant species.
VICTORIA FALLS WILDLIFE TRUST
The work of Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust is multifaceted; They rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife harmed by people. They study wildlife to find scientific solutions for long term conservation. They use scientific and veterinary techniques to tackle wildlife management problems and they find sustainable solutions for communities and wildlife to co-exist.
NATIONAL PARK RESCUE
National Park Rescue run a direct action conservation operation in Chizarira National Park in Zimbabwe. They have transformed a poacher’s paradise into a thriving park, with well trained and motivated rangers. They say, “We’re really proud to say that not a single elephant has been lost to poaching since we started working here”.
By participating in our global visual petition you are making a powerful statement declaring we will no longer stand by and let elephants be poached to extinction. We are petitioning for 1% of profits from the African luxury travel market to be invested in rural African communities who see no benefit from tourism.
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. We are petitioning for rural African communities living next to the National Parks to see benefit from the tourism and the wildlife alive.
JOIN OUR VISUAL PETITION!
Colour an elephant to join our visual petition. It’s a modern take on the traditional ‘signature on a piece of paper’ petition. It’s a powerful statement declaring that ‘we’, as a global culture, will no longer stand by and let elephants be poached to extinction. To join the petition, simply select one of our fine elephant templates on the link below, then upload your masterpiece to social media and include hashtag, #howmanyelephants.