How Many Elephants
Currently 35040 elephants are poached each year for their ivory. That's 96 per day, 4 per hour and 1 every 15 minutes. At this current rate the elephant will be extinct by 2025.
How Many Elephants presents a physical commentary on the devastating impacts of the elephant ivory trade and aims to unite, educate and inspire global change.
Poaching has grown massively since the ivory trade ban in 1989 due to a rising demand in China. A survey conducted by the International Fund for Animal Welfare revealed that 70% of the Chinese population don't know that ivory is predominately the product of a poached elephant as the chinese word for Ivory translates to tooth. How Many Elephants aims to spread awareness by showcasing their campaign in Shanghai, Beijing and Hong Kong.
The exhibition showcases 35,040 elephants in an 18 metre long info graphic. Each square features 96 elephants (The daily poaching rate in Africa) with a total of 365 squares. Four red lightboxes also represent the hourly death toll with the red symbolising the blood spilt. If you'd like to host the exhibition you can contact How Many Elephants HERE
AWARD WINNING NECKLACE
The stunning '96 Elephants A Day' necklace which is made from vegetable ivory highlights the current poaching rates in Africa. One brass elephant is featured in the design which represents the metal used in the bullet shells commonly used by poachers in Africa. One elephant faces the other way to indicate there is still hope that this crisis can be stopped.
The necklace was awarded the prestigious Arts & Crafts Design Award.
HOW CAN YOU HELP
Unite: You can sign their petition and make a huge difference against elephant poaching. Sign the petition HERE
Educate: Host the exhibition and inspire others to fight for change
Host a speaker: Holly Budge, founder of How Many Elephants is an acclaimed speaker, activist, world record holding adventurer and artist.
For more information visit www.howmanyelephants.co