Be part of the show! We would L O V E you to support the How Many Elephants Visual Petition feature!
It’s really very easy to get involved, simply download the template, choose your favourite elephant design, then colour it in. When you’ve finished post your drawing on social media with the hashtags: #wsts19 and #howmanyelephants
Don’t forget, you can also drop your finished drawings in at the Royal Pump Room Museum in Harrogate between 10am and 4pm until 10 October, when we will collect them for the Visual Petition.
For schools taking part, please ask your teachers and parents to help you post your finished drawing on social media. We are going to create a How Many Elephants Visual Petition at the Wildlife & Safari Travel Show using your drawings. This is a fantastic opportunity to support this amazing conservation project and to help save elephants!
Everyone who post their finished drawing with the hashtags: #wsts19 and #howmanyelephants will be contacted to feature their drawing in the visual petition feature.
And of course, adults are very welcome to get involved too!
Below are some examples to inspire you.
MORE ABOUT HOW MANY ELEPHANTS:
How Many Elephants is a powerful design-led campaign, inspiring and educating a global audience about the devastating impacts of the African elephant ivory trade.
Few people know that 96 elephants are poached each day. At this rate they will be extinct in the wild within a decade. Founder of How Many Elephants, Holly Budge, is an adventurer and passionate conservationist. From summiting Everest to immersing herself with the Black Mambas, an all-female anti-poaching team in South Africa, British Airways called her “one of the UK’s most accomplished female adventurers”. To date, she has helped raise over £300k for a diverse range of charities.
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.
Exotic and rare animal parts have been fetishized by humans as luxurious, highly prized and valued possessions for hundreds of years. This has to change through awareness and education before it’s too late.
To learn more about Holly and her How Many Elephants project, please take a look at her Ted X talk: How could art bring an end to elephant poaching? talk below.
Holly has also very kindly donated a lot for the Marine Conservation Society auction, don’t miss it!