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.


DifesAttiva at Festambiente

The exposition of DifesAttiva, the association formed by breeders that use prevention measures, is at the 29th edition of Festambiente, the international festival of Legambiente in Rispescia (Gr).


Guard dogs and Beyond

The selection for "Cani da Guardiania and Beyond" is open: the photo competition promoted by DifesAttiva under the MEDWOLF LIFE 11NAT / IT / 069 MEDWOLF LIFE PROJECT, co-funded by the European Commission through the LIFE program.


The presence of the wolf (and of the great predators) for the exploitation of the territory

On the 3th and 4th of July 2017, a networking workshop was held, "The presence of wolf (and great predators) for the exploitation of the territory" that the LIFE WOLFALPS project has devoted to the theme of ecotourism.


Eco-Festival Salva a Terra 2017

From 22nd to 25th June, in Salvaterra do Extremo, municipality of  Idanha-a-Nova, the Eco-festival Salva a Terra took place. It was organized by the environmental NGO Quercus, with several concerts, workshops, conferences, Interpretive trails, theater plays and more.



Presentation of the cynophilist anti-poison team

At the headquarters of the Forestry Carabinieri of Follonica "Marsiliana" took place the presentation of the anti-poison cynophilist nucleus (NCA), established under the LIFE Medwolf project. Encounter and demonstrate the use of anti-poison dogs.