charles darwin foundation

Eugenia del Pino (b. 1945) is a developmental biologist and the first Ecuadorian citizen elected as a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences. She is also a Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador in Quito, the country’s capital city.

Her research focused mostly on the reproductive functions and embryonic development of certain species of frogs. Her comparative studies allowed a greater understanding of the relationship between evolution and embryonic development in general. In addition to her field and lab work, she has also helped establish a programme of scholarships for Ecuadorian students who wish to undertake biology courses in the Galapagos Island, and has served as the Vice President of the Charles Darwin Foundation for years.

For a friend: a snippet of Kevin singing “That’s All.”  :) 

Kevin took to the stage on Monday, January 20, 2009, at the 19th International Fair of Fine Luxury Watchmaking in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event marks the partnership between IWC Schaffhausen and the Charles Darwin Foundation, whose goal is to ensure the protection of the Galapagos Archipelago.

“What IWC is doing through the foundation to really help make sure that our planet and species are protected and save and we do everything we can to realize that we don’t own this planet,” said Spacey.