Luigi Boitani

Luigi Boitani

Luigi Boitani is a professor in Animal Ecology and Conservation Biology in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Rome, his research is been mainly focused on the ecology and conservation of large mammals and on the identification and management of protected areas. In particular, he was dedicated to a series of research and conservation projects of the wolf (Canis lupus) in Italy, in collaboration with German, British, American colleagues and institutions, he is still nowadays involved in the large research and conservation project of the bear in Abruzzo. He has recently completed two large international research projects on African and South East Asian mammals with founding provided by the European Commission, and the realisation of the National Ecology Web for Vertebrates (Rete Ecologia Nazionale per i Vertebrati). He has managed, as the coordinator and expert zoologist, the management plans of 30 national parks in Italy and in Africa. He is a collaborator of Filicudi WildLife Conservation in the project “Monitoraggio e conservazione del tursiope (Tursiops truncatus) nell’Arcipelago Eoliano”, about the monitoring of bottlenose dolphins in the Aeolian islands.