Stories From The Front Line of Elephant Conservation in Africa

The Royal Geographical Society 1 Kensington Gore London SW7 2AR
June 6th 2019

Do you love adventure?

Does African wildlife inspire and amaze you?

Do you want your children’s children to be able to see wild elephants?

Yes? You sound a lot like Holly Budge. Holly is the founder of How Many Elephants. The charity has a simple mission. Stop the poaching of African elephants. Simple, but critical. Because every day, 96 elephants are killed for their ivory. That’s 35,000+ of these magnificent, gentle, intelligent animals a year.

This event promises an evening of stories from the front line of elephant conservation in Africa, followed by an auction.

Holly Budge
Everest Summiteer | Founder of How Many Elephants
Holly founded How Many Elephants, a design-led campaign, to inspire and educate a global audience about the impacts of the elephant ivory trade. Holly will be sharing her adventurous tales of fundraising from the summit of Everest to immersing herself with the Black Mambas, an all female front line anti-poaching team in South Africa. To date, she has raised over £300k for various charities.

“One of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers” – British Airways

Niall McCann
National Geographic Explorer | Director of Conservation for National Park Rescue
Niall will be talking about the valuable work the National Park Rescue team have done, “on the ground” in Chizarira National Park in Zimbabwe. They have turned what was a failing park, with a very high rate of poaching, into a thriving park with well trained and motivated rangers. Niall is delighted to report that not a single elephant has been lost to poaching since they began operating there. 

“Niall’s talk got top marks for delivery, illustration and delivery” – Royal Geographical Society

Beks Ndlovu
Professional Guide | Founder of African Bush Camps
Through African Bush Camps and their foundation, Beks became not only a tour operator but a social entrepreneur and he is proving to be one of the most enterprising and inspiring players in the Tourism Industry today, one who continues to promote and influence travel to Africa on a global scale. Beks will be talking specifically about how you incorporate travel with conservation.

“Beks is a prime example of the future of tourism in Zimbabwe” – Travel Africa Magazine

All proceeds will go to the How Many Elephants Campaign which supports direct action anti-poaching initiatives in Africa, including, National Park Rescue and Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust in Zimbabwe, and the Black Mambas in South Africa.

For VIP ticket holders, there will be artisan canapes served with pink champagne, kindly sponsored by Waud Wines, in the iconic Map Room. There will be ample opportunity to mingle with the speakers.



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Stories From The Front Line of Elephant Conservation in Africa