Visit to a Cashmere Goat Farm - Wildlife Friendly

Some of the participants in the Workshop on evaluation of damage prevention measures visited the Chianti Cashmere Goat Farm, just outside Radda in Chianti. This farm, owned by Nora Kravis, is the only farm in Europe bearing the Wildlife Friendly certification for coexistence with wolves, awarded by the Wildlife Friendly Enterprise Network (WFEN) in 20141. This label recognizes the use of non-lethal farming and herding practices, giving consumers the opportunity to reward producers for the associated extra cost and effort and thus contributing to wildlife conservation. The farm has a dozen Maremmano-Abruzzese LGDs that very successfully protect their flocks of around 250 Cashmere goats from several wolf packs established in the region.

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