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
  • Rodrigo Bustamante
  • Monica Calvopiña
  • Juan Manuel Carrión
  • Desiree Cruz Reyna
  • Lynn Fowler
  • Herbert Frei
  • Conley McMullen
  • Oscar Gordillo
  • Paquita Hoeck
  • Macarena Iturralde
  • Conley McMullen
  • Matthew James
  • Andrew Laurie
  • Ivan Kruger Loor
  • Conley McMullen
  • Luis Maldonado Robles
  • Cynthia Manning
  • Inés Manzano
  • Conley McMullen
  • Godfrey Merlen
  • Marc Patry
  • Paula Tagle
  • Robert Tindle
  • Verónica Toral Granda
  • Conley McMullen
  • Barbara West

Institutional Governing Members

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

Individual Active Members

  • 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
  • Linda Cayot
  • Keith Christian
  • Segundo Coello
  • Guy Coppois
  • Eliecer Cruz
  • Sarah Darwin
  • Judy Diamond
  • Sammuel DuBois
  • Tui de Roy
  • Eugenia del Pino
  • Fernando Espinoza
  • Joseph P. Flanagan
  • Emma Flor de Tejada
  • Tom Fritts
  • Dolores Gangotena de Diez
  • James Gibbs
  • Jack Stein Grove
  • Elena Gualancañay Pacheco
  • Patricia Guerra
  • Gaston Guex
  • Minard (Pete) Hall
  • Ole Hamann
  • Sylvia Harcourt-Carrasco
  • Burr Heneman
  • Freddy Herrera
  • Juan Holguin
  • Marinus S. Hoogmoed
  • Pablo Iturralde
  • Lukas Keller
  • Friedemann Köster
  • Bernard Landry
  • Octavio Latorre
  • Maria Lopez
  • Soledad Luna Zárate
  • Katzumi Matsuoka
  • Patricia Parker
  • Duncan Porter
  • Günther Reck
  • Rodolfo Rendon
  • Mark A. Richards
  • Raymond F. Rifenburg
  • José Rodriguez Rojas
  • Juan 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

  • William Aragón - Instituto Geografico Militar
  • Augustín Albán - SENESCYT
  • Paul Salaman - Galapagos Conservancy
  • Jaime Calderón - Asamblea Sistema de Educación Superior Ecuador
  • Oliver Dangles - Institut de recherche pour le développement
  • Xavier Lazo - Ministerio de Agricultura
  • Humberto Gómez - Instituto Oceánografico de la Armada (INOCAR)
  • Diego Inclán - Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales / INABIO
  • Scott Miller - Smithsonian Institution
  • Arturo Vallejo- World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • Rosi Prado - Ministerio de Turismo
  • Christof Schenck - Frankfurt Zoological Society
  • Roque Sevilla - Metropolitan Touring
  • Lauren Spurrier - WWF Intl Headquarters
  • Catalina Vélez - Consejo de Educación Superior
  • María Alejandra Muñoz- Vicepresidencia de Ecuador

Honorary Members

  • Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
  • Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
  • Juan Flaim
  • Peter Grant
  • Rosemary Grant
  • Henri The Grand Duke of Luxembourg
  • Cleveland Hickman Jr.
  • Hendrik Hoeck
  • Oswaldo Hurtado Larrea
  • Syuzo Itow
  • 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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