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.


Excursions and guard dogs: two free events

In Parco naturale della Maremma the first Aigae update meeting took place, in order to know what behaviour you should follow should you meet guard dogs in your excursion itineraries. The second meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 21st in Roccalbegna.



Interview with Valeria Salvatori

The responsible for the Medwolf project was interviewed by La Nazione and explains the aim and the results achieved by the project in Maremma.



Excursions and guard dogs: great advice by DifesAttiva

DifesAttiva presents two free appointments for environmental hiker guides dedicated to the knowledge of the correct behaviour which should be followed should you meet livestock protection dogs.



CDP News italian version is online

CDP News is a magazine published by Grupo Lobo – partner of the Medwolf Project. The italian version is now available to facilitate the collaboration between specialists and improve the exchange of information between carnivore harm prevention.


Medwolf at the school of Castell’Azzara

Project Medwolf's educators went to the school of Castell’Azzara to teach the middle school students how to mitigate the conflict between animal husbandry and the presence of the wolf in our territory.