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.


Meeting on the managing of watchdogs

On the 29th of January, Friday, a meeting on the managing of watchdogs took place at the premises of the regional natural reserve Selva del Lamone, involving an exchange of experiences among the some farmers in the province of Grosseto.  



The Presidency of the Republic is looking for professional farmers

The Secretary general of the Quirinale launched a public selection to find two professional cattle farmers, to be employed in the Presidential estate of Castelporziano, in Rome. 


The Med-Wolf Project presents its first results to wolf stakeholders

Beginning another year of action in the districts of Guarda and Castelo Branco, the Project has been presenting its preliminary results to the main breeders' associations and official institutions. At the same time, it is launching a complete brochure on the Iberian wolf.


Watch dogs: comparing experiences

The meeting with the farmers that are part of the Medwolf project will be held in the Regional Natural Reserve Selva del Lamone, to talk about watchdogs and their managing.  From 10,30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bottino snc Farnese.


Medwolf in the school of Capalbio

In 2016, Medwolf's visits to schools in the province of Grosseto started again. This afternoon, the first meeting in the secondary school of Capalbio took place, where the students visited the exhibit and worked with the wolf-kit.