Project Description

The Life programme is a financial instrument supporting environmental projects and natural conservation in European countries and some times in their neighbourhood for the implementation of the Habitats and Bird Directives (Directives 92/43/EC and 2009/147/EC of European Parliament and Council). Life+ Nature and Biodiversity support  projects and co-finance actions aiming at:

  1. Best Practices and/or demonstrative projects contributing to implementation of objectives regarding Habitats and Birds Directives;
  2. Demonstrative/innovative Projects of EU Strategy 2020 implementation about biodiversity;

LIFE Project MED-WOLF-   Best practice actions for wolf conservation in  Mediterranean-type areas (LIFE11 NAT/IT/069) – takes place in Italy, in the territory of Grosseto province and in Portugal, in the Guarda and Castelo Branco districts. The project’s goal is to decrease the conflict between the wolf’s presence and human activities in rural areas where cultural tradition of coexistence with predators is lost.  MED-Wolf joins Italian and Portuguese agricultural and environmental associations, state institutions and research centres, in a unique collaboration.


“The suspect”: short film about stray animals

“The Suspect”: the short film of Francesco Falaschi about the problem of stray animals.
The video tells about Paolino, a ten-years-old child and about his dog, Camilla, unfairly accused to have damaged the farmers of the area.


Farmers in parks’ managing boards?

A recent proposal to modify the law on parks, introduces the representatives of farmers into parks’ managing boards. But after latest persecution and violence happenings against wolfs and hybrids in Tuscany, and the consequent communication campaign held by farmers,  some of the parks’ representatives don’t consider appropriate that so particular interests could be expressed  in parks’ managing boards.


Shocking poster created by farmers against predators.

A shocking poster, showing a stuck lamb, stands out in three different locations of the city. The image, created by Coldiretti Grosseto, CIA Grosseto and Confagricoltura Grosseto, supports the fight against predators and defends the traditions of Maremma.



Interview to Valeria Salvatori about the problem of wolf and farming.

Interview to Valeria Salvatori on Radio24, about the problem of the defense of farms from predators attacks. Follows the link to listen to the interview.



Approved the ranking for prevention means.

It has been approved the ranking for assignation of prevention means against predators’ damages, as expected in the project Life+ Medwolf. They are a whopping 201, that is almost the half of the existing farms in Grosseto province, which are considered valid for this purpose.