ASG Regional Team:
Regional Chair: Vincenzo Ferri
Red List Authority – Europe: Jelka Crnobrnja-Isailovic
Vincenzo Ferri, introdution
Naturalist and Ecologist, with PhD in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology at Rome 2 University “Tor Vergata”. Today his main activities are Environmental scientific services and consultancy for individuals, organizations and companies. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and its verification and eligibility. Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). Floristic-vegetational and faunal monitoring. Landscape relationship. Management plans for European natural sites protected under the EU Birds and Habitats Directives. Planning and management of Protected Areas.
From 2001 to 2006 he was responsible for the Italian Working Group of D.A.P.T.F. (Declining Amphibian Population Task Force).
Creator, promoter, manager and technical-scientific coordinator of the “Project ROSPI-Toads Project”, an Italian national project for population census, study, rescue and conservation of Italian amphibians (one of the first Citizen Science projects in Italy); from 1990 to 1996 the ROSPI Project was managed as part of the activities of the “Emys” Herpetological Studies Center with an assignment recognized by the Environmental Protection Department of the Lombardy Region. Since 1997 as part of the activities of the Arcadia Naturalistic Study Center, with the scientific management of LIFE projects (Pelobates fuscus insubricus and Rana latastei) and many other conservation and habitat management projects in dozens of sites inside and outside protected areas. He is the current scientific coordinator, for WWF Italy and the Lombardy Region, of the Lowland Amphibian Center activated in 2022 in the “Bosco WWF di Vanzago” Nature Reserve (near Milan), for ex situ reproduction interventions and restocking and reintroduction programs in localities of the Lombardy Po Valley, of Pelobates fuscus, Rana latastei and Triturus carnifex. He was among the founding members of the Societas Herpetologica Italica in which he was part of the Conservation Commission for many years, also as coordinator. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles on his main research focus.