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'On The Front Line' - Design Thinking Meets Elephant Conservation in Africa

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The Royal Geographical Society

1 Kensington Gore

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This event promises to bring you an evening of adventure from the front line of conservation in Africa, kindly sponsored by African Bush Camps.


Headline Speakers:

Holly Budge
World-Record Adventurer | Conservationist | Designer

Holly will be sharing her adventurous tales of fundraising from the summit of Everest to immersing herself with the Black Mambas, an all female front line anti-poaching team in South Africa. Holly founded ‘How Many Elephants’, a design-led campaign, to inspire and educate a global audience about the impacts of the elephant ivory trade. To date, she has raised over £300k for various charities. Design thinking has shown to be a powerful methodology in the public and private sector yet it has not been widely utilised in the field of wildlife conservation. More at www.hollybudge.com & www.howmanyelephants.com


Dr. Niall McCann
National Geographic Explorer | Conservationist | Biologist

Niall is the Director of Conservation for National Park Rescue, a direct-action conservation organisation that focuses on preventing the slaughter of elephants, rhinos and lions in sub-Saharan Africa. Niall’s adventures have been covered in the media for many years. He presented the award-winning documentary Lost in the Amazon, and two seasons of the multi award-winning Biggest and Baddest. More at www.niallmccann.com


Bonus Speaker:

Beks Ndlovu
Professional Guide & Founder of African Bush Camps

Through African Bush Camps and their foundation, Beks became not only a tour operator but a social entrepreneur and he is proving to be one of the most enterprising and inspiring players in the Tourism Industry today, one who continues to promote and influence travel to Africa on a global scale. More at www.africanbushcamps.com


There will be a short talk by Gavin Bowyer, a trauma & orthopaedic surgeon with a passion for photography which has taken him around the globe. He has sought ways to support charities through his photography to raise awareness of welfare and conservation issues. Gavin’s monochrome elephant prints along with award-winning sand artist, Nancy Tschetner's exclusive elephant-inspired paintings will be auctioned on the night.


This exciting event will be held at the prestigious Royal Geographical Society. All proceeds will go to the How Many Elephants Campaign which supports National Park Rescue and Victoria Falls Wildlife Trust in Zimbabwe, and the Black Mambas in South Africa.


For our VIP ticket holders, there will be pink champagne kindly sponsored by Waud Wines, alongside artisan canapes in the iconic Map Room, with ample opportunity to mingle with the speakers. Don't delay as these tickets are limited.


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