Danilo Mainardi was born on November 25, 1933, in Milano and died on March 8, 2017.
He was an Italian ethologist, scholar, and writer.
He was the son of Enzo Mainardi, he graduated in 1956 in biology in Parma.
He has taught Zoology, from 1967 to 1992 and then Biology and Ethology at the University of Parma, in the Science and Medicine faculties.
As of 1973 he has directed the School of Ethology of the Scientific cultural center Ettore Majorana in Erice.
Mainardi taught Ethology of Behaviour at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice.
Mainardi has been national president of LIPU (Lega italiana protezione uccelli, Italian League for the defence of birds, founded in 1965 and Italian partner of Birdlife International), and he is now its honor president.
Mainardi was an atheist.
He made contributed to several Italian major newspaper, such as the Corriere della Sera, and has written more than 200 publications and books.
Danilo Mainardi passed away at 83 years old.