General Assembly

Asamblea General 2017

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. The next meeting is scheduled for November, 2018.

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

  • Rodrigo Bustamante
  • Susana Cardenas Diaz
  • Alfredo Carrasco V.
  • Desiree Cruz Reyna
  • Judy Diamond
  • Lynn Fowler
  • Oscar Gordillo
  • Paquita Hoeck
  • Michael Jackson
  • Matthew James
  • Andrew Laurie
  • Ivan Kruger Loor
  • John Loudon
  • Luis Maldonado Robles
  • Cynthia Manning
  • Conley McMullen
  • Godfrey Merlen
  • Marc Patry
  • Paula Tagle
  • Robert Tindle
  • Ma. Verónica Toral Granda
  • Alan Tye
  • Tjitte de Vries
  • Barbara West 

Institutional Governing Members

  • Johanna Barry
  • Sharon Johnson
  • Jorge Ellis
  • Presidente Lenin Moreno
  • Tarsicio Granizo
  • Walter Busto
  • María Fernanda Espinoza

Individual Active Members

  • David Anderson
  • Laura Arcos
  • Alfredo Arévalo Tello
  • Ma. Eulalia Arízaga del Balfour
  • Carlos Andrés Baca
  • Leon Baert
  • Oswaldo Báez
  • David Balfour
  • Bernardo Beate
  • Robert Bensted-Smith
  • Monica Calvopiña
  • Luis Calvopiña
  • Linda Cayot
  • Keith Christian
  • Segundo Coello
  • Guy Coppois
  • Eliecer Cruz
  • Felipe Cruz
  • Sarah Darwin
  • Sammuel DuBois
  • Tui de Roy
  • Eugenia del Pino
  • Fernando Espinoza
  • Joseph P. Flanagan
  • Emma Flor de Tejada
  • Tom Fritts
  • Herbert Frei
  • Dolores Gangotena de Diez
  • James Gibbs
  • Jack Stein Grove
  • Elena Gualancañay Pacheco
  • Patricia Guerra
  • Gaston Guex
  • Minard Hall
  • Ole Haman
  • Sylvia Harcourt-Carrasco
  • Burr Heneman
  • Freddy Herrera
  • Juan Holguin
  • Marinus S. Hoogmoed
  • Macarena Iturralde
  • Pablo Iturralde
  • Lukas Keller
  • Friedemann Köster
  • Bernard Landry
  • Octavio Latorre
  • Maria Lopez
  • Soledad Luna Zárate
  • Katzumi Matsuoka
  • Patricia Parker
  • Duncan Porter
  • Guenther 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

  • Susana Arciniegas
  • Augusto Barrera
  • Otilia Cordero
  • Oliver Dangles
  • Sergio Flores
  • Jorge Glas
  • Humberto Gómez
  • Diego Inclán
  • Scott Miller
  • Arturo Mora
  • Enrique Ponce de Leon
  • Enrique Santos
  • Christof Schenck
  • Roque Sevilla
  • Lauren Spurrier

Honorary Members

  • Rodrigo Borja Cevallos
  • Irenaeus Eibl-Eibesfeldt
  • 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

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 Drève du Pieuré 19, 1160 Brussels, and is registered under the trade registry of Brussels under the number 0409.359.103.

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