The founder members participated to the foundation of the WBA to the Museum of Natural History of Verona, October 4th, 2004.
They were:


DANIELE AVESANI Naturalist, hydrobiologist.
CESARE BELLÓ Entomologist, Company manager.
GIANFRANCO CAODURO Forester, biospeleologist.
ANDREA CERADINI Veterinarian, speleologist.
DAVID JOHN HOSKING Geologist, archeologist and speleologist.
GIULIANO LAZZARIN Forester, botanist.
GIOVANNI ONORE Entomologist, marianist friar.
NICOLA ROVETTI Educator, photographer.