Where Passion Meets Purpose

Holly, founder of How Many Elephants, is inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade.

Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade! Holly is a renowned conservationist and artist using design to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection.

She was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest last year to raise awareness and funds for anti-poaching projects. To date, she has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities through her adventures and charity work.

Holly, founder of How Many Elephants, is inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade.

Few people know that 96 African elephants are poached each day for their ivory. At this astonishing rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade! Holly is a renowned conservationist and artist using design to bridge the gap between scientific data and human connection.

She was quite literally on top of the world when she summited Mount Everest last year to raise awareness and funds for anti-poaching projects. To date, she has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities through her adventures and charity work.

Holly founded How Many Elephants whilst studying for a masters in Sustainable Design to raise awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa and raise funds for anti-poaching projects. The How Many Elephants Exhibition is highly impactful and will be showcased internationally, including in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

‘Part of the originality of this campaign is in my approach to avoid gruesome and shocking imagery to portray the facts. It is 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 very impactful.’

Founder, Holly Budge

Holly founded How Many Elephants whilst studying for a masters in Sustainable Design to raise awareness of the plight of elephants in Africa and raise funds for anti-poaching projects. The How Many Elephants Exhibition is highly impactful and will be showcased internationally, including in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.

‘Part of the originality of this campaign is in my approach to avoid gruesome and shocking imagery to portray the facts. It is 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 very impactful.’

Founder, Holly Budge

“It was an incredible experience being on the front line with the Black Mamba’s, all female anti poaching unit in the beating heart of the African bush. I gleaned valuable insight as I accompanied the Black Mamba’s in their day to day work. The shared and intense passion I witnessed was inspiring, humbling and powerful. Everyone has their own fight in this tangled web of wildlife conservation, most striving for a common goal to preserve and conserve. I feel richer in knowledge, in experience and in hope that the rhino and elephant poaching crisis can still be turned around, despite the odds.”

“It was an incredible experience being on the front line with the Black Mamba’s, all female anti poaching unit in the beating heart of the African bush. I gleaned valuable insight as I accompanied the Black Mamba’s in their day to day work. The shared and intense passion I witnessed was inspiring, humbling and powerful. Everyone has their own fight in this tangled web of wildlife conservation, most striving for a common goal to preserve and conserve. I feel richer in knowledge, in experience and in hope that the rhino and elephant poaching crisis can still be turned around, despite the odds.”

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‘To see 35,000 elephants on a wall is both shocking, impactful and a great way of raising awareness of the sheer scale of the poaching problem in Africa. Holly is a passionate individual, using her creative and adventurous endeavours to make a really positive contribution’

Colin Bell
Conservationist & Author

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