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The Darwin200 Mission

Video – Pelican around the UK tour 2021

The Darwin200 mission

Darwin200 is a planetary conservation initiative, which aims to change the world. It will create the next 200 pioneers of global science and conservation – Darwin200 Leaders – by giving them a life-changing experience, which will inspire and empower them to change their lives and give them the skills they need to help conserve the world of tomorrow.

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BECOME A Darwin200 sailor

Darwin200 UK Tour 2021

So you fancy yourself as a sailor? Why not take part in this incredible journey and help get the Darwin200 tall ship to where it needs to get to next? You don’t have to have any qualifications but this will not be a holiday! You will be expected to be a solid member of the crew and help out as and when you are needed, whatever time of day or night.

Why not get involved in this incredible journey to conserve the planet and at the same time, have an experience of a lifetime?!

The cost to become a Darwin200 Sailor is variable due to the different leg lengths.

Why not get in touch with us with your interested leg you wish to sail?

Get onboard as a Darwin200 Sailor


BECOME a Darwin200 Leader

Do you care about the environment we live in? Have you accomplished something, big or small, that demonstrates your desire to help change and/or preserve your world as you know it? Will you be between the ages of 18-25 from May 2022?

We’re inviting one young person from each country to fly to one of the ports that Darwin visited, to join Darwin200’s floating laboratory, to have a life-changing experience to inspire, empower to change their lives and give them the skills they need to help change the world of tomorrow. Do you want that to be you? It can be!

Get onboard as a Darwin200 Leader

BECOME a Darwin200 Mentor

When the Darwin200 Leaders leave their home and arrive at their chosen port, they will be met by their Darwin200 Mentor. During their activities aboard the Darwin200 ship, each Darwin200 Mentor will accompany their Leader, act as guardian and translator, as well as assist in any social media posting.

To become a Darwin200 Mentor, it will cost £5,000, which includes your flights, accommodation and subsistence.

Get onboard as a Darwin200 Mentor

BECOME a Darwin200 Sponsor

Darwin200 is a not for profit limited company and its globally-important mission can only be realised if we raise enough money to cover the cost of chartering the vessel and crew for the two-year voyage and flying, accommodating the Darwin200 Leaders and Mentors. It is too important not to take place so we have pulled together packages that you can support, however big or small your budget.

Choose from a long list of options that include sponsoring a Darwin200 Leader, surveys, studies, communications through to port sponsors or exclusive voyage sponsor. All offer exceptional ROI due to the global coverage through social media, TV and the reach it promises to achieve so please help us realise what will to be the most important voyage of our time.

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Darwin200 Project Leader – Stewart MacPherson

Stewart MacPherson Darwin200 project leader
  • Stewart is an award-winning author of over 35 natural history books and presenter of numerous wildlife TV documentaries.
  • He leads dozens of expeditions across the world each year and has discovered 35 new species.
  • Stewart has witnessed both the destruction of nature and the saving of species on the absolute brink of extinction.
  • He co-founded Darwin200 and is leading this innovative, global adventure.
  • Past projects include organising the donation of conservation resources and books to tens of thousands of schools, libraries and universities.

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