Francesco di Castri
As early as 1965, Francesco di Castri was involved in the study of ecological sciences. He is the Coordinator for the Environment in UNESCO, Paris and has written 12 important scientific volumes and some 300 papers on theoretical and applied ecology.
Di Castri began his career in 1958 when he obtained his PhD in animal studies, and specialised in ecology in Pavdova University. After lecturing at the Universities of Chile and Austria, he joined UNESCO in 1971 as secretary of the MAP Intergovernmental Council.