The Istituto di Ecologia Applicata is a not-for-profit association funded in 1987 with the aim to support public and private institutions, in Italy and abroad, in their activities related to the management of natural assets, particularly terrestrial and marine wildlife and habitats.
IEA has a long-established collaboration with the Sapienza Università di Roma, where most of the collaborators of the association had their University degrees. Such collaboration grants the application of most updated scientific research approaches and results obtained through rigorous methods and approaches.
With a strong orientation towards the use of Geographical Information Systems for spatial planning and wildlife management, IEA has broadened its expertise in management of human-wildlife conflicts, particularly related to mammals. Several projects on many aspects of carnivore conservation and development of databanks for large regions and groups of species.