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Following Darwin around the globe for the environment

Words by Abi Scaife

Two hundred years since Darwin travelled the globe, environmentalists are following in his footsteps.

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Darwin visited some of the most remote islands in the world, fuelling his studies into nature and eventually resulting in his theory of evolution by natural selection.

Fast forward to now, and a group of environmentalists will be taking the same journey, revisiting the places and creatures that Darwin did, using a 105-year-old schooner.

What’s it for?

The environmentalists are on a mission to help boost conservation. The journey will take two years, docking in all the major ports that Darwin visited - including the Galapagos Islands - covering 40,000 nautical miles. 

They will study climate change, as well as ways that we can protect and restore some of the most beautiful and diverse places on our planet.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Blue Marine Foundation. A charity dedicated to restoring the ocean to health by addressing overfishing, one of the world's biggest environmental problems. Support them here.

Four Paws UK. This charity is an animal welfare organisation, working globally to help animals in need. Learn more here.

Born Free. This is a wildlife conservation charity that’s passionate about wild animal welfare and Compassionate Conservation. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Life on Land.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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