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.


Pastoralism and predation

On the 2nd of December, the assembly hall of the Grosseto University will host "Pastoralism and predation", a conference sponsored by La Spia della Maremma aimed to address the issue of wolf predation on the Maremma area, with the participation of experts from various sectors. 


Farmers in Portugal

On the 26th of October, a delegation of seven farmers from Maremma, selected from those which have so far adopted the prevention against predators structures promoted by Medwolf, has left for the international workshop "Livestock production in Wolf Country: exchanging best practices for preventing damage and improving production ". 



We are here introducing the new brochure of the association difesAttiva, which is formed by farmers who use prevention tools, livestock guarding dogs or fences of Medwolf project. 




IV Iberian Wolf Conference

From October 27 to 30 the IV Iberian Lobo Congress was held at the Higher Agricultural School of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco.


Young journalists for Life Medwolf

Today, the 28th of October, will take place the first appointment of the science journalism workshop "You learn to be a journalist... in the field", organized by Earthsea within the project LIFE + Medowolf, "The best of the Wolf conservation practices in the Mediterranean areas."