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.


Large Carnivores Exhibition

The exhibition "Coexisting with Large Carnivores – the Challenge and the Opportunity", is now open, until the 26th July, at the National Museum of Natural History and Science, in the University of Lisbon. 


Ecotourism Program - "The Wolf in Coa Lands"

"The Wolf in Coa Lands" is the first ecotourism initiative carried out under the LIFE MedWolf Project, which will take place between 5 and 7 June.



A much-needed action plan

The Conservation of the Iberian Wolf Action Plan took its first steps on the 7th of April, at a meeting in Vila Real (northern Portugal). 


Medwolf project presented in Arenzano (Genova, IT)

The project Life Medwolf was presented at the seminar "The wolf conservation in protected areas: the state of knowledge, the initiatives and proposals", in the Regional Park of Beigua, Arenzano (Genova, IT).


Medwolf: Action E4 - networking with other projects

In February partners participated in several events throughout Italy. Read more about the specific locations and dates.