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Public awareness and popularisation of science
I am a professional journalist, member of the Italian “Ordine Nazionale dei Giornalisti” since 1988 (membership n. 57117).
Since 1976, in addition to a number of prize-winning books, I have published more than 200 popular articles on a variety of journals and magazines on the subject of marine biology and conservation.
In 1986 and 1987 I was science editor for Aqua Magazine (Edizioni del Cormorano, Milano).
I am the Editor of FINS, the newsletter of ACCOBAMS, the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Waters. The newsletter can be downloaded from the Agreement's website.
I have also been a popular guest of numerous national television broadcasts in Italy, including “L’Arca di Noè”, “Buona Domenica”, “Il Mondo degli Animali”, “Unomattina”, “Alla Ricerca dell’Arca”, “Linea Blu”, “Sereno Variabile”, “La Macchina del Tempo”, "TG4". I have also been frequently interviewed by radio broadcast in Italy (e.g., Radio tre, "Il volo delle oche") and in Switzerland (Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana). Since 1997 I am a regular guest and scientific advisor to “Geo & Geo”, a television program on science and the environment broadcasted live from Rai 3. In summer 1996 I featured in the documentary on fin whales “Giants of the Mediterranean”, produced by Cicada Films Ltd., London.
Since January 2008 I have a column on marine conservation, "Spazio Mare", as part of my role of scientific consultant to the Italian magazine Rivista della Natura. To view some of my past contributions, all in Italian, click on the following links:
In all these occasions I have strived to bring to the general public a clear explanation of complex issues of science and conservation through informative entertainment, providing a new approach to communicating marine conservation issues.