Ilaria Di Silvestre

Non-post holder

Ilaria is a biologist with a Master Degree on wildlife eco-ethology. Throughout her career, Ilaria has worked on wildlife conservation and policy for international organizations in Europe, Africa and Middle East. She lived for over 15 years in different African countries managing transnational research projects and working with local institutions on wildlife management policies.

Since 2015 she has lived in Brussels and works on EU environmental policy. She is currently Head of EU Policy and Campaigns at the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). In her role, Ilaria is responsible for the formulation, development and implementation of the IFAW advocacy strategy in the EU. A substantial part of her work is the support to IFAW marine programme in Europe, which focuses on ship strikes, underwater noise pollution and bycatch.