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.


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.


Where to visit the exhibition Medwolf in the province of Grosseto?

The Medwolf exibit is open for free in several places in the province of Grosseto. Read more to know where you can find it from January to August 2015.


Wolf and misinformation

Unfortunately more and more often to the word wolf binds a widespread and growing misinformation. A sort of baseless scaremongering, spreaded via web and newspapers. One of the latest examples is the news from the province of L'Aquila, where a man was attacked by a wolf in a petrol station. News promptly denied.


The maremma Sheepdog: a resource for the territory

The Province of Grosseto and the Institute of Applied Ecology (IEA) organize a seminar on the Maremma sheepdog at the Istituto Tecnico Agrario of Grosseto, on Saturday the 21st of February 2015. The event will explain the important resource of the guarding dog and its proper management by breeders.