On the tracks of wolves since her university days when she studied Natural Sciences in Bologna, Mia Canestrini is now an established “”wolfologist””, among the leading Italian experts on wolves and wildlife. The technical coordinator for national wolf monitoring, Canestrini teaches at the Master’s in Administration and Management of Wildlife at the University Ca ‘Foscari of Venice and the Master’s in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Padua. She is highly active in popular education: she’s an author, holds conferences and seminars throughout Italy on the biology of dogs and wolves and their relationship with humans, and is a regular media presence.
Canestrini has written for National Geographic, Donna Moderna, Marie Claire, and Touring Club, and designed the weekly planner “Sei una bestia” (You are a beast) for the Smemoranda agenda company, which was made a signature of their 2021/2022 and 2022/23 editions.
Today she leads the series “La bella e le bestie” [Beauty and the Beasts] for the program 105 Friends on Radio 105, is featured on Geo (Rai Tre) with the column “Buone notizie dalla Natura”, and co-hosts La banda dei fuoriclasse on Rai Gulp and Il Provinciale on Rai Due.
She has published three books: La ragazza dei lupi [Wolf Girl] (Piemme, 2019), Custode di Cuori [Rusco and the Keeper of the Heart] (Mondadori Electa, 2022) and Nelle terre dei lupi [Home of the Wolves] (Piemme, 2023).