Dr. Luigi Boitani
Chair, IUCN/SSC Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe
Luigi Boitani is Professor Emeritus at the University of Rome, Italy. He has worked on wolf and bear research and conservation since 1972. Luigi has been a member of the IUCN’s SSC Steering Committee since 1994, and he serves as chair of the IUCN Large Carnivore Initiative for Europe and CEO of the Fondation Segré in Geneva. He was President of the Society for Conservation Biology (2009-11). A recipient of the WWF Conservation Award and the Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit in 2012, Luigi is author of more than 400 scientific papers and 10 books.
Closing Co-Keynote Address