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.


New website for livestock sector specialists

From today, farmers who have suffered predation by wolves, can find information and advice on new portal The new website, sponsored by the Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea, is shared with professional, agricultural organizations and is developed by the Institute of Applied Ecology, which is involved in the Medwolf Life project bringing to the website the experience of those who live in the territory of Grosseto.


Conference on pastoralism and predation in Maremma

Pastoralism and predation in Maremma: this is the topic of this afternoon conference, in Aula Magna of Grosseto University Campus (Via Ginori, 43 – Grosseto. Hr: 18:00).


Medwolf Anti-poison task force is ready

Inspections of Medwolf anti-poison task force in Maremma officially start. After a long period of training, the task force is ready to start investigating the province territory. Inspections  will be both preventive and compelling.


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 ".