Sandro Mazzariol is a veterinary pathologist involved in coordinating the National Stranding Network in Italy. Since 2010, he has coordinated the definition of national guidelines for the intervention and rehabilitation of cetaceans stranded alive, and, as part of Cetaceans Strandings Emergency Response Team, he has supported and supervised most of the interventions on behalf of stranded animals.
He served as a member of the International Whaling Commission’s Scientific Committee for several years, on the Scientific Committee of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS) to follow live and mass strandings procedures, and as a consultant to the Ministry of Health and Environment.
Sandro has authored or co-authored more than 33 scientific papers, along with chapters in several books, and lectures at the veterinary school of the University of Padova, and in several courses for graduate students dedicated to wildlife, animal welfare and ethics. He received his Ph.D. in veterinary public health from the University of Padova in 2006.