Luigi Boitani#


Luigi Boitani
Membership Number:6557
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:ORGANISMIC & EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY
Elected:2023
Main Country of Residence:ITALY
ORCID:0000-0003-1382-7800




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - present, CEO of Fondation Segré, Geneve, Switzerland
  • 2016 - present Honorary (Emeritus) Professor, Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, University of Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 2001 - 2016 Full Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology and Biotechnologies, University of Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1987 - 2000 Associate Professor, Department of Animal and Human Biology, University of Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1981 - 1987 Full Researcher Faculty of Sciences, University of Roma "La Sapienza"
  • 1975 - 1981 Research contract at Institute of Zoology, University of Roma "La Sapienza", Italy
  • 1972 - 1975 Assistant Professor at Institute of Zoology, University of L'Aquila, Italy

Fields of Scholarship
  • Animal ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Species distribution modelling
  • Biodiversity assessment and conservation
  • Wildlife biology
  • Carnivore ecology and conservation
  • Protected areas planning and evaluation


Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Distinguished Service Award, Society for Conservation Biology Europe
  • 2014 - 2023 Honorary Conservation Fellow of the Zoological Society of London
  • 2012 Peter Scott Award for Conservation Merit, highest award of the IUCN/SSC (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
  • 2008 Species Survival Commission Chair’s Citation of Excellence
  • 2004 Award for the Oustanding Book of the Year, Wildlife Society
  • 1989 Award Premio Gambrinus for environmental literature
  • 1982 "World Wildlife Fund International Award" for nature conservation achievements

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