General Assembly

General Assembly 2018

The General Assembly is the governing body of Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF). Scientists, government officials, members of partnering institutions and others from local and international backgrounds provide guidance to the Foundation as Assembly members.

The General Assembly works under the guidelines of the CDF Statutes, and their tasks include the election of the Board of Directors, establishment of policy, issuance of regulations and the final approval of the Foundation’s operational plan and budget. Members fulfill governing, honorary and active roles, and meet annually to conduct official business.

Individual Governing Members and Institutional Governing Members are selected based on their continuing support of the mission of the Foundation; both the Government of Ecuador and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are permanent Institutional Governing Members. Honorary Memberships are granted those who have made significant contributions to conservation in the Galapagos. Individual Active Members are selected based on their continued support of the Foundation, through their activities and/or financial contributions.

Individual Governing Members

  •  Naeem Ahmad 
  • Santiago Bejarano
  • Rodrigo Bustamante
  • Monica Calvopiña
  • Juan Manuel Carrión
  • Keith Christian
  • Herbert Frei
  • Sylvia Harcourt 
  • Macarena Iturralde
  • Michael Jackson
  • Andrew Laurie
  • Ivan Kruger Loor
  • John Loudon
  • Cynthia Manning
  • Inés Manzano
  • Conley Mc Mullen
  • Godfrey Merlen
  • Juan Pablo Moncayo
  • Marc Patry
  • Paula Tagle
  • Robert Tindle
  • Verónica Toral Granda
  • Alan Tye
  • Barbara West

Institutional Governing Members

  • Danny Rueda - Galapagos National Park Directorate
  • Paul Proaño - Ministerio del Ambiente
  • Youseef Filali-Meknassi - UNESCO
  • Sharon Johnson - Galapagos Conservation Trust
  • Lenín Moreno - Presidencia de la República del Ecuador
  • Norman Wray - Consejo de Gobierno de Galápagos
  • Luis Gallegos - Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores Ecuador

Individual Active Members

  • Oscar Aguirre
  • David Anderson
  • Laura Arcos
  • Alfredo Arévalo Tello
  • Ma. Eulalia Arízaga del Balfour
  • Carlos Andres Baca
  • Leon Baert
  • Oswaldo Báez
  • David Balfour
  • Bernardo Beate
  • Robert Bensted-Smith
  • Luis Calvopiña
  • Susana Cardenas Diaz
  • Víctor Carrión
  • Linda Cayot
  • Segundo Coello
  • Guy Coppois
  • Desiree Cruz Reyna
  • Eliecer Cruz
  • Sarah Darwin
  • Tui de Roy
  • Eugenia del Pino
  • Judy Diamond
  • Sammuel DuBois
  • Santiago Dunn
  • Fernando Espinoza
  • Joseph P. Flanagan
  • Emma Flor de Tejada
  • Lynn Fowler
  • Tom Fritts
  • Dolores Gangotena de Diez
  • James Gibbs
  • Oscar Gordillo
  • Jack Stein Grove
  • Elena Gualancañay Pacheco
  • Patricia Guerra
  • Gaston Guex
  • Minard (Pete) Hall
  • Burr Heneman
  • Freddy Herrera
  • Paquita Hoeck
  • Juan Holguin
  • Marinus S. Hoogmoed
  • Pablo Iturralde
  • Carlyn Iverson
  • Matthew James
  • Lukas Keller
  • Friedemann Köster
  • Bernard Landry
  • Octavio Latorre
  • Maria Lopez
  • Soledad Luna Zárate
  • Luis Maldonado
  • Katzumi Matsuoka
  • Patricia Parker
  • Duncan Porter
  • Günther Reck
  • Rodolfo Rendon
  • Mark A. Richards
  • Raymond F. Rifenburg
  • José Rodriguez Rojas
  • Juan Schiess
  • Susana Schiess
  • Heidi Snell
  • Howard Snell
  • Jennifer Stone
  • Luis Suarez
  • Fritz Trillmich
  • Edmund Truell
  • Carlos Valle
  • Hernan Vargas
  • Sigrid Vasconez
  • José L. Villa
  • Pádraig Whelan
  • Martin Wikelski

Institutional Active Members

  • Carlos Endara - Instituto Geografico Militar
  • Augustín Albán - SENESCYT
  • Paul Salaman - Galapagos Conservancy
  • Galo Naranjo - Asamblea Sistema de Educación Superior Ecuador
  • Oliver Dangles - Institut de recherche pour le développement
  • Manuel Bravo - Instituto Oceánografico de la Armada (INOCAR)
  • Diego Inclán - Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales / INABIO
  • Xavier Lazo - Ministerio de Agricultura
  • Scott Miller - Smithsonian Institution
  • Karina Andrade - World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • Rosi Prado - Ministerio de Turismo
  • Catalina Vélez - Higher Education Council
  • Christof Schenck - Frankfurt Zoological Society
  • Roque Sevilla - Metropolitan Touring
  • Lauren Spurrier - WWF Intl Headquarters
  • María Alejandra Muñoz - Vice-Presidency of Ecuador

Honorary Members

  • Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
  • Juan Flaim
  • Dennis Geist
  • Peter Grant
  • Rosemary Grant
  • Henri The Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Ole Hamman
  • Cleveland Hickman Jr.
  • Hendrik Hoeck
  • Oswaldo Hurtado Larrea
  • Randal Keynes
  • Peter Kramer
  • Katherine Coolidge Lastavica
  • Sven-Olof Lindblad
  • Craig MacFarland
  • Ans Thurkow-Hartmans
  • Tjitte de Vries

The “Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galapagos Islands”, in French “Fondation Charles Darwin pour les îles Galapagos”, Association International sans but lucratif (“AISBL”), has its registered office located at Chaussée de la Hulpe 177 Bte 20 (rez) - 1170, Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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