Gianluca is a conservation scientist and writer with a passion for adventure, wildlife and wild places. He has been involved in expeditions and research around the tropics, from macheting 25 km of rainforest trails in the lowlands of Borneo, to searching Madascar’s treetops for canopy frogs and squatting over Tupperwares in the Colombian Andes to sample dung beetles.

Gianluca writes this blog with an emphasis on how to make a difference in slowing species extinctions. In early 2019, Gianluca began writing for the international environmental journalism outlet Mongabay. His occasional podcast, Conservation Uncut, shares long-form interviews with scientists and conservationists about neglected environmental issues.