Daniela Freggi


Biological Sciences at Rome University "La Sapienza" 1985

Master of II level in Conservation Medicine of Aquatic Animals, Padua University, Vet Medicine Dept, 2021

Director of Lampedusa Turtle Rescue

Director of the Wildlife and Sea Turtle Departmental Rescue Center of Agrigento

Math and Science teacher at Lampedusa Middle School.


Member of the Board of Director of the Internationa Sea Turtle Society

Member of IUCN SSC Marine Turtle Specialist Group

  • Founder and director of the Lampedusa Turtle Rescue Center in Italy. Collaboration with Italian Universities - Rome, Bari, Pisa, Bologna, Catania- as well as international ones, in regards to sea turtle research, internships and thesis work for students. Organization of volunteer camps about sea turtle rescue. Cooperation in research studies on sea turtle conservation and care.

  • Coordination and organization of the Sea Turtle Medicine Workshop within the ISTS Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation and Mediterranean Conference on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation. Coordination and organization of the Mediterranean Sea Turtle Medicine Meetings in Lampedusa between the main sea turtle rescue centers in the Mediterranean.

  • Rehabilitation board administrator (seaturtle.org)

  • Coordinator of LdV TurtleVet Project, financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Community, by Leonardo da Vinci Program,  between Spain, Italy, Croatia, Turkey for the development of skills of the vet operators involved in sea turtle care.

  • Recipient of the Ed Drane Award for Volunteerism from the International Sea Turtle Society in 2013, Baltimore. 

  • Marine animal management, study and care of dolphins, penguins, and sea turtles in aquariums located in the USA (Connecticut, Florida, California), France (Biot), and Italy (Riccione, Cattolica),

  • Survey campaigns in collaboration with the Dept. BAU of Rome University "La Sapienza", on sea turtle nesting activity and marine turtle  conservation in Africa (Somalia, Sudan).

  • Collaboration with  WWF ITALY on the Progetto Tartarughe (Sea Turtle Project) in Riccione, Policoro, Sardinia, and Sicily.