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How Many Elephants

How Many Elephants

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How Many Elephants is inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African elephant ivory trade, using design as a powerful communication tool to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection. 



How Many Elephants works with and supports rangers fighting to make a difference on the front line in Africa. Calling all elephant lovers, conservationists, scientists, politicians, academics, creatives, businesses and change makers who dare to say “I can make a difference in this world”,  it’s time to stand up for elephants.


Founder of How Many Elephants, Holly Budge, is a world class adventurer, an Everest Summiteer and the first woman to skydive Everest. She has fundraised over £400K and is gaining momentum quicker than a charging herd of elephants, both in the world of conservation and as an inspirational speaker. 

How Many Elephants is a multi award winning charity raising awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa, by closing the gap between scientific data and human connection. Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they could be extinct in the wild by 2025. 
Founder, Holly Budge, a world record adventurer, conservationist and storyteller, has turned this disheartening statistic into a powerful art exhibition to raise awareness and to raise funds to support anti-poaching projects. 
The How Many Elephants exhibition displays 35,000 elephants, the current annual poaching toll in Africa, in a striking floor to ceiling display using a monochrome palette to reflect the indifference of these animals in their fate. Part of the originality of this exhibition is in it's approach to avoid gruesome and shocking imagery to portray the facts. To actually see this data visually is very impactful. It is not about scaring people or assigning blame, it’s about raising awareness of the enormity of the poaching crisis. The exhibition will travel to international cities, including Cape Town, Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong over the next 12 months. 
This year, Holly is training with the Black Mambas, the first front line, all female, anti poaching team in South Africa and documenting the work of these inspiring and courageous women on film. This is one of the projects How Many Elephants is supporting right now. Holly has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities through her adventures and charity work so far

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White Space Alresford,The Dean
SO24 9BW

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