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.


Action for the detection of poaching and illegal poisoning

From the 25th April to the 6th May, a detection action of poaching and illegal poisoning takes place in the districts of Guarda and Castelo Branco. This action has the support of Jesus Valladolid, a specialist in the training of poison detection dogs. 


IV Iberian Wolf Conference

Grupo Lobo is preparing the IV Iberian Wolf Conference, that will take place at the Agricultural School of the Castelo Branco Polytechnical Institute, from 27 to 30 October 2016.


The Medwolf school of journalism for students from Grosseto started

Thanks to the involvement of il Tirreno, La Nazione and Il Giunco, the students will learn to prepare texts, with the support of journalists of the local newspapers, on the theme of predations in Maremma. 


Roccalbegna, training course on watchdogs

On the 25th of March, in Roccalbegna, the second training course on the use watchdogs was held. In the afternoon two puppies of 'pastore maremmano abruzzese' were delivered in Campagnatico. 


Goodbye Aldo

Our collegue, Aldo Pollini, left us on the 20th of March; he participated with enthusiasm and respect in the project activities until August 2015, when he was suffered a heart attack.