9 December, 2012FOUR YEARS OF PANGAEA EXPEDITION
After four years, the Pangaea Expedition led by Mike Horn, the South African/Swiss Eco Explorer, and sponsored by Officine Panerai will come to an end.
With his crew and Young Explorers, 15 to 20 year-old youths from all over the world, Mike Horn explored all the earth’s continents and travelled across the planet’s oceans with the Pangaea Expedition sailing vessel. All told, close to 100 Young Explorers accompanied him to 12 hot spots around the world where they carried out ecological and social projects, following the motto “explore, learn, act”.
Horn explains his motivation as follows: “My objective was to show these youths the incredible beauty of nature and its vulnerability. The experience these Young Explorers gained will forever shape the way they treat our planet and its resources. The Pangaea Expedition has empowered young people from 40 countries and has resulted in more than 100 follow-up projects initiated by the Young Explorers in their own home countries. These World Ambassadors will continue to grow and we must use their passion and boundless energy to aid the fight to protect our planet.”