How Many Elephants

Professional Partners

How Many Elephants HQ, The Old Chapel, The Dean. Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9BQ
Member Number: 206973 Tel: +44 1962 738807

About How Many Elephants 

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

On June 23rd -30th 2022, How Many Elephants will launch World Female Ranger Week, a global awareness day to celebrate and support female anti-poaching rangers across the world. Read more at


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 NGO

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. 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.


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

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