Cynthia Manning

General Assembly Member

Cindy has her degree in Biology from Earlham College, USA. She soon left the USA to spend the next few years working abroad as a science teacher in Kenya, and later as a naturalist in the Ecuadorian Amazon region for an Ecuadorian travel company. After transferring her interest in teaching and travel to the Galapagos Islands in 1986, this is where she has settled since 1986, maintaining her Naturalist license with the Galapagos National Park and becoming a permanent resident of the islands.

Cindy joined ranks with Lindblad Expeditions in 1997 as Expedition Leader on board a number of their Expedition ships. Mostly in the islands, she also leads expeditions in other destinations. As well as taking the leadership position on board, Cindy also works as a naturalist, Certified Field Educator, Undersea Specialist and Photo Instructor on board.

As a member of the General Assembly of the Charles Darwin Foundation, she uses her position on the ships to help raise funds for important conservation projects in the islands.

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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