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.


Learning how to fence

Students of the Agricultural Technical Institute "Leopold II" Grosseto meet Medwolf. Engaged in an path of Alternating School and Work, they collaborated on the field installation of fences to prevent predation.



Guarding dogs: a new brochure from DifesAttiva

It's just been printed a new brochure by DifesAttiva, dedicated to guarding dogs, with rules about how to behave when meeting them


Exhibition “Kings of Wild Europe - our last large carnivores”

The exhibition "Kings of Wild Europe – our last large carnivores", is now open, until the 2nd March, at the National Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon.


Breeders, guarding dogs and predators: meeting with DifesAttiva at Maremma Natural History Museum

Next Saturday, March 4th 2017, at 17.00, DifesAttiva is presenting at Maremma Natural History Museum the work of the zootechnical entrepreneurs who use livestock guarding dogs for protecting livestock


Inauguration of the Exhibition “Coexisting with large carnivores – The challenge and the opportunity”

In the 17th of February, the exhibition “Coexisting with large carnivores – The challenge and the opportunity” was inaugurated on Parque Tejo, in Abrantes. It will be remaind there to be seen until the 31st of May.