In Italy, the Minister for Ecological Transition, Roberto Cingolani, has recently signed the decree appointing Bruno Bassano as Director of the Gran Paradiso National Park.
The director is responsible for the technical and administrative management of the Park. Bruno Bassano was graduated in Veterinary Medicine in Turin in 1985 and obtained a doctorate in Applied Zootechnical Sciences, Alpiculture and Ecology in 1994. Since February 1999, he has been a technical collaborator of the Park Authority of which he has become Health Inspector and Head of the Service Biodiversity and Scientific Research. Author of numerous publications in the scientific field, he has also held academic positions as a teacher for university degree courses and masters.
The new director commented on the appointment as follows: "It was largely unexpected news and it is a particular honor for me to join the management of an organization that has been for me the professional reference of a lifetime, since I started my degree thesis to reach this goal. I trust in the collaboration of all former colleagues, service managers and officials, to be able to conduct a collegial management of a complex body, to try to keep the Gran Paradiso National Park up to what it is today, one of the European references of protection of nature".
Our congratulations go to Bruno Bassano and we wish him all the best as director.
Read the full announcement (in Italian): http://www.pngp.it/notizie/bruno-bassano-nuovo-direttore-del-parco
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