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.


Killed wolves: convicted 12 guilty hunters

In January 2013 three wolves got poached in Western Finland. Today the local court announced 1 year and 2 months conditional sentence of imprisonment to 12 hunters, who also lost the right to hunt for 4 years. Defenders' main point was that the killed animals were hybrids but fortunately we have genetic analysis results today.


Tuscan Region: refund of 300 thousand euros

Tuscan Region refunds 300 thousand euros to farms damaged by predators in the area of Grosseto. An important step for farmers victim of predations.


New project for predation reduction

A new project to prevent and reduce herd predation and, at the same time, to protect wolf. The provincial offices of Grosseto, Siena and Arezzo join forces and Tuscan Region finances their actions. 


MedWolf at school

On 23rd December in the secondary school of Santa Fiora took place the first meeting of Medwolf teaching plan.


Watch dogs: video of the consignment

Here is the video about the consignment of 2 watch dogs to a farm located in Istia d'Ombrone, which requested the dogs through the Medwolf Project announcement.


CLICK HERE to watch the video.