How Many Elephants

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How Many Elephants HQ, The Old Chapel, The Dean. Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9BQ
Member Number: 206973 Tel: +44 (0) 7917195186

About How Many Elephants 

How Many Elephants is an innovative, design-led charity educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African elephant ivory trade and raising vital funds for female front-line rangers. 

How Many Elephants is a UK registered charity: 1186238 and is registered with The Fundraising Regulator.

About World Female Ranger Day 

World Female Ranger Day (WFRD), co-founded by Holly Budge (Founder of HME) and Margot Dempsey (Head of Communications at HME), is a global awareness day, taking place on the 23rd June annually, to celebrate and support female anti-poaching rangers across the world, spotlighting Africa this year. WFRD was created by UK charity, How Many Elephants (1186238), as part of its mission to support conservation efforts worldwide.


Where we operate

  • Angola
  • Burkina Faso
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Congo, Democratic Republic
  • Central African Republic
  • Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)
  • Cameroon
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Gambia, The
  • Kenya
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Nigeria
  • Rwanda
  • Sudan
  • South Sudan
  • eSwatini (Swaziland)
  • Togo
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • South Africa
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zanzibar
  • United Kingdom
  • Burundi
  • Chad
  • Djibouti
  • Sierra Leone
  • Mali

Activities offered

  • Retail
  • Eco tourism


How Many Elephants

Prepare to Think Big. At How Many Elephants, we make complex data beautifully visual to educate and inspire a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African Elephant ivory trade. Picture 35,000 elephants on display. This is the number poached in a year. Part of the originality of this hard-hitting design-led campaign is in our approach to avoid gruesome and shocking imagery to portray the facts. It’s 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 highly impactful. So what’s the big deal? The Illegal Wildlife Trade is the fourth largest organised crime in the world, up there with narcotics, guns and human trafficking and generates revenues over $200 billion/year into the wrong hands. Few people know that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. The thought of Africa devoid of elephants is heart-breaking enough but putting emotion aside, the impacts of losing these animals will be of extreme detriment to the environment and beyond; If the elephants go extinct, entire ecosystems could follow as they are a keystone species and important ecosystem engineers. Founder of How Many Elephants, Holly Budge, is a world class adventurer who recently summited Everest and has raised over £400K for charities. She doesn’t stop there, she is deeply passionate about conservation and founded How Many Elephants whilst studying for a Masters in Sustainable Design. She earned the rare privilege of accompanying the Akashinga Rangers in Zimbabwe and The Black Mambas in South Africa on the front line. These women are changing the face of conservation. They are the breadwinners, educators, role models and beacons of hope for their families, their communities and beyond. The How Many Elephants Campaign raises awareness, creates impact and raises vital funds for direct-action anti-poaching projects in Africa. If you are thinking “How can I help?”, we invite you to join our herd and we can make a difference together. How Many Elephants is a UK registered charity: 1186238 and is registered with the fundraising regulator.


16 August 2021

Adventurer Holly Budge & 20 elephant specialists come together on World Elephant Day in front of a mammoth global audience.

On World Elephant Day this year, on August 12th, Holly Budge, founder and leader of international non-profit, How Many Elephants, was among the impressive line-up of speakers at the global online event - 'Elephants - from conflict to coexistence.'

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06 April 2021

UK charity, How Many Elephants, to spearhead the launch of World Female Ranger Day on 23rd June 2021

This ground-breaking global awareness day will celebrate and support female anti-poaching rangers, spotlighting Africa in its first year.

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29 March 2021

Africa’s elephants at increasing extinction risk from poaching and habitat loss

African elephants are at increasing risk of extinction in the face of poaching for ivory and the loss of their habitat, the latest conservation assessment warns.

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01 December 2020

Help How Many Elephants to pilot solar internet in 3 rural schools in the Greater Kruger National Park in South Africa.

We need your help! Let me introduce you to Felicia - a young girl living in a remote rural community - Her current prospects to succeed and prosper are limited.

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13 July 2020

Support the ‘Botswana Emergency Fund’ with UK charity, How Many Elephants Mystery die-off cause still to be announced

It has been verified on Friday July 10th, in a press conference held by the Botswanan Government, that 281 elephant carcasses have been found since May 2020, in the Okavango Eastern Panhandle in Botswana.

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06 July 2020

Emergency fund is set up for elephants dying in Botswana from mystery cause

Over 400 dead elephants have been counted in the Okavango Delta in Botswana since it was first reported in May 2020, and its being put down to a mystery cause which remains unknown. With the total remaining elephant population on the African continent estimated at 400,000, and with Botswana home to the largest population of 130,000, this could spell disaster for the already dwindling population of the African elephant.

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22 June 2020

‘The Elephant in the Room’ Talk Series has launched to deliver hard facts and key takeaways from the front line of conservation and tourism in Africa

A surge in wildlife poaching in Africa is expected, following the collapse of eco-tourism in Africa. But what is actually happening “on the ground”?  UK registered charity, How Many Elephants, has launched ‘The Elephant in The Room’ talk series to deliver accurate reporting from the front line of conservation and eco-tourism in Africa to the media.

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*Holly Budge

Founder and Chair How Many Elephants | Co-Founder World Female Ranger Day | Keynote Speaker | Adventurer

Margot Dempsey

Head of Communications How Many Elephants | Co-founder World Female Ranger Day
19 Douglas Road. Andover, Hampshire SP11 8HA
Tel: +44 (0) 7917195186

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