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Gabriella La Manna | Progetto Natura

The President

I am a marine biologist, I have a Master's Degree in "Conservation of animal biodiversity, management of protected areas and ecological networks" and a PhD in Behavioural Biology. I have worked at the International Centre for Bioacustic and Environmental Research (CIBRA) of the University of Pavia. For six years, I have been scientific director of the Dolphins Research Centre of Lampedusa. In Sardinia, I have worked as a scientific consultant at the National Parks of La Maddalena Archiperlago and Asinara Island and at the University of Sassari as a research fellow and professor of behavioural ecology of cetaceans. I am a diving instructor (CMAS), an environmental guide, a sailor and a free-diver. Since 2012, along with Francesco, I have been managing NaturAlghero (, a company dedicated to land-based tours which works in synergy with Progetto Natura. My passions are scientific research and yoga.

Francesco Peretti-Progetto Natura
Francesco Peretti | Progetto Natura

The Big Eyes

I studied Economy and from an early age I have had a great passion for business. In 2000, I started my career as business man with a service company for the tourism industry, that has been successful for years. Some years later, I have managed a club for the discovery and expression of young artists and musicians. Since 2012, along with Gabriella, I have been managing NaturAlghero (, a company dedicated to land-based tours which works in synergy with Progetto Natura. I have a good knowledge of the Sardinian territory, I am a environmental guide, a sailor, a free-diver and a lifeguard. My passions are sea, music and wine. My nickname is "The Big Eyes", for my great ability to see dolphins.

Fabio Ronchetti | Progetto Natura

The Anchorman

I am a naturalist and an ethologist. I have a University Master's Degree in "Techniques for the Evaluation and Environmental Design" of the "Politecnico di Torino". I have a strong knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (European certification ECDL Specialised GIS) and I have realised GIS courses for undergraduates, graduate students and professionals. I am also expert in Ecolabel certification. I have been worked as environmental educator in schools, businesses, parks and nature reserves. I have worked at the Lampedusa Dolphin Research Centre of the CTS - Nature Conservation Division for a few years. I am a sailor and a free-diver. My passions are technology, film and the visual arts.