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subject: chris darwin 122 darwinian legacy A PROUD DESCENDANT OF HISTORY'S GREATEST BOTANIST IS USING HIS INHERITANCE FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SPECIES. BY FR ANK WALKER You might call it evolution in action. W hen Chris Dar win inherited a family fortune passed down from his great-great-grandfather, Charles, he searched high and low for a way to use it in a way his famous ancestor would have wished. As the only descendant of the great naturalist and author of the revolutionary Origin of Species living in Australia, Darwin felt he had to do something special. Australia held special signi cance in Charles Dar win's work. He spent several months in Australia in 1836 and was fascinated by the rich variety of the unique plants and animals which had developed over the millions of years of the continent's isolation. "Charles Darwin said late in his life that his only regret was he had not done all he could for his 'fellow creatures'. at resonated with me and I decided to use the inheritance to do what I could to help stem the