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.


Ecotourism Program – One Day with the shepherd

On October 31 and November 1, the second ecotourism activity under the scope of the Life MedWolf project took place. A tour that included different activities and provided much interaction between family, friends and livestock breeding practices. 


Livestock guarding dogs bring scientists from three continents to Castelo Branco

Between October 19 and 21, some of the leading international experts in livestock guarding dogs were in Castelo Branco for the "LGDs - From tradition to modernity: How to assess, Improve and innovate" meeting.


Medwolf monitoring in Sorano

Medwolf inspections go on. A movable fence was monitored at the Morittu company and so was a fixed fence at the Mucciarelli company, both in Sorano (GR). 


Medwolf's back in schools

The project LIFE+ MEDWOLF, offers many activities of environmental education in schools for free! 


The Medwolf exhibit at Festambiente della Piana

It will be possible to visit the exhibit of the project Life+ Medwolf in Florence for  three days . Festambiente della Piana will host it, a festival of Legambiente, that will take place from the 2nd of 4th of October at Campi Bisenzio, Firenze.