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Change the world

DARWIN200 is a once in a lifetime opportunity to harness the legacy of Charles Darwin, inspire passion for nature and advance conservation efforts across the globe.

The project’s three main objectives are:

Objective 1: Train the planet’s top 200 young conservationists (known as DARWIN LEADERS) to empower elite environmental decision-makers to change the world of tomorrow;

Objective 2: Inspire global audiences through ‘the world’s most exciting classroom’ activities to better appreciate nature and conservation efforts and;

Objective 3: Solve real conservation problems through interactive citizen science research projects beamed live from the ship to engage audiences around the globe.

Please read our brochure for a more comprehensive overview of the project, or the summary text below.

The DARWIN200 project centres on the 2023-2025 Global Voyage, re-tracing Charles Darwin’s famous journey on HMS Beagle.

To achieve our three objectives, the DARWIN200 tall ship will stop in every major port where Charles Darwin made landfall, including 50 one-week stays along the voyage itinerary.

The long-term legacy of the DARWIN200 project will be one that keeps growing through the lives and careers of the elite DARWIN LEADERS, who will become top conservationists and environmental decision makers to change the world of tomorrow.

The impact of the DARWIN LEADERS will be global (as they represent 200 countries and states around the world) and long lasting (as the careers of these (currently 18–25-year-old) conservationists will span the next fifty years or more).

By engaging global audiences through our ‘world’s most exciting classroom’ activities and interactive citizen science research projects, DARWIN200 aims to reconnect people across the planet with nature to build a more sustainable future.

DARWIN200 Objectives

the next generation’s top 200 leaders in science and conservation

We call these DARWIN LEADERS. DARWIN LEADERS are the best 18-25 year old scientists and conservationists. They will be selected from 200 countries and states from across the globe and will be invited aboard the DARWIN200 ship to receive intensive training to develop the skills they need to tackle tomorrow’s conservation problems.

200 million people worldwide

via massive outreach activities. The DARWIN200 project offers a vast platform of free, interactive resources for students, teachers and the general public to be part of the voyage in real time. Hundreds of millions of people will become involved as the ship re-traces the voyage of HMS Beagle to be inspired by the beauty of the natural world and discover the changes that have occurred since Charles Darwin’s journey.

important conservation problems

through undertaking five interactive citizen science research projects. These research projects will engage vast audiences around the world (especially students), and allow the general public to investigate and better understand many of the world’s most critical environmental threats (from plastic pollution to the decline of coral reefs). Each research project will also explore practical solutions and ways in which we can all contribute to a brighter future.

“Only if we understand, will we care.
Only if we care, will we help. Only if we help, shall all be saved.”
Dr. Jane Goodall – DARWIN200 Patron