Rudi Bressa (Italy) is a freelance journalist and naturalist specialising in nature conservation and restoration.

Throughout his career, he has focused on several topics, including climate change, energy transition and sustainable development. He has travelled around the world (from Brazil to South-East Asia) doing sustainability and good-growth stories, covering palm oil, sustainable tourism, deforestation and forest management. He also worked in radio and as a television writer, tackling environmental topics.

He has published several stories about poaching in Italy and contributes to LaStampa, LifeGate, Renewable Matter, Vanity Fair and other media. He is the co-author of several publications on the circular economy, focusing on new materials, automotive, packaging. He has taken part in several conferences, as both a speaker and moderator together with experts, politicians and business leaders.

He's a member of SWIM (Science Writers In Italy) and a fellow of the Erice International School of Science Journalism. He is also an Italian ambassador for CLEW Journalism Network, which brings together reporters from all over the world covering energy transition. He’s a volunteer for several environmental NGOs, an urban farmer, and a social media influencer.

Basic information

Rudi Bressa
Freelance Journalist
Conservation, climate change, sustainable development

Supported projects

Online illegal wildlife trade

  • Corruption
  • Data Journalism
  • Innovation
  • Organised crime
  • Trafficking

CAPE TOWN - Although cyberspace is not the main platform for the illegal wildlife trade, it provides an anonymous and versatile marketplace in which to buy and sell. It is safe to say that the internet plays a role at some point in an increasing number of wildlife trafficking incidents.