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.


Synthesis of the final results in the Grosseto’s province

In the period that goes from March to September 2017, a survey has been done to evaluate wolf’s presence in the provincial territory, arriving to the ascertained estimate of the presence of 21 flocks.


Presentation of the final results of the monitoring and the genetic analysis

The LIFE+ MEDWOLF project staff will present the final data collected during the project activities, tomorrow 28th of March, at 9,30 (Sala Pegaso, Provincia di Grosseto - Piazza Dante)


29th of March, training initiative addressed to the environmental excursion guides

The collaboration between Circolo Festambiente / Legambiente and difesAttiva. continues.  On the 29th of March, the first initiative of the project "I Sentieri del Lupo".


Available number 15, 16 and 17 of CDP News.

The numbers 15 and 16 focus on livestock guarding dogs, while the last number is about the socio-economic aspects of the conflict between large carnivores and human activities.