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

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.

Where we operate

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

Activities offered

  • Eco tourism

Charities

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.

News

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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