Born in 1950, have a doctorate in forestry, I started my career working as a forester, teacher and working in the zoology sector. In 1977, I joined the State Forestry Service as an officer, in 2006 assumed the role of superior manager with the rank of general and remained there until retirement. I was a member of the Governing Council of the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, and a member of the CITES Commission at the Italian Ministry of the Environment. I am a passionate hunter and operative president in the Federcaccia of the Province of Belluno. I am a member of the AGJSO committee, the permanent assembly of hunting associations in the south-eastern Alps. I am currently also active as President of the progetto Lince Italia.