About Kiara

Hi, I’m Chiara Fraticelli!

I am Italian, I studied zoology and conservation and I love to explore the world. I have a degree in Zoology and a Masters degree in Conservation and Biodiversity, and now I’m working for African Parks in Zakouma National Park, Chad.

I grew up moving between Rome and Sarajevo, each time using a different road and exploring the cities in between, which started my love for travelling. I was lucky enough to visit Jordan and Syria before the war started, and feel extremely sad for the destruction of the beautiful cities I visited and the suffering of the people that still live there. I started travelling without my family in 2012 when I spent 3 weeks backpacking around Spain with my two best friends. We visited 8 cities, staring from Madrid and ending in Barcelona. I visited a few countries in Africa, including Ghana, Kenya and South Africa, and really hope to see more in this amazing continent, where nature’s presence is still stronger than men’s.

I moved to London to study zoology and I loved it, both living on my own and studying in uni was an amazing experience.  My degree will hopefully allow me to put together the two things I love the most: animals and travelling; and make a living out of it!



Heald, O., Fraticelli, C., Cox, S., Stevens, M., Faulkner, S., Blackburn, T. and Le Comber, S., 2019. Understanding the origins of the ring‐necked parakeet in the UKJournal of Zoology, doi.org/10.1111/jzo.12753.

Fraticelli, C., 2019. The crocodile population of the Guelta d’Archei. African Parks Network, Ennedi Natural and Cultural Reserve.

Fraticelli, C., 2019. RNCE Camera Trap Project: Terkei. African Parks Network, Ennedi Natural and Cultural Reserve.