Titolo esteso

LIFE18/NAT/IT/000972 – LIFE WOLFALPS EU Coordinated actions to improve wolf-human coexistence at the alpine population level


Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette delle Alpi Marittime



Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette delle Alpi Cozie

Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette dell’Appennino Piemontese

Ente di Gestione delle Aree protette dell’Ossola

Hohere Bundeslehr-und Forshungsanstalt fur Landwirtschaft Rauberg-Gumpenstein, Arma dei Carabinieri – Comando Unità Forestali, Ambientali ed Agroalimentari

Ente Regionali per i Servizi all’Agricoltura e alle Foreste

Accademia Europea di Bolzano

Citta Metropolitana di Torino

MUSE-Museo delle Scienze

Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage

Ente Parco Nazionale Dolomiti Bellunesi

Parc National du Mercantour

Regione Autonoma della Valle d’Aosta

Regione Lombardia

Regione Liguria

Slovenia Forest Service

University of Ljubljana

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna

Budget complessivo

11.939.693 Euro

Budget Aree Protette dell’Ossola

153.167,00 Euro


01/09/2019 – 30/09/2024

Localizzazione sul territorio

☐Veglia Devero


☒Altre aree (specificare) Province Verbano Cusio Ossola, Vercelli e Biella

Descrizione breve (contesto, obiettivi, azioni)

Project goals: The ultimate goal is to improve wolf-human coexistence, at the wolf alpine population level, by implementing coordinate actions over the entire Alpine ecosystem, both where the wolf has been present for 20 years (Western Alps) and where the process of re-colonization has just started (Central-Eastern Alps), based on the identified threats for the species.

The main objectives are:


1.      Population-level surveillance, management and conservation of wolves in the Alps. The main objective of the project is to overcome the current fragmented practices of wolf management (both at local and country level) and lead the way for transition to population-level conservation management and surveillance.

2.      Decrease of human-wolf conflict and promotion of coexistence


Elenco delle Azioni di progetto. (Sottolineate le azioni specifiche dell’Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette dell’Ossola)


A. Preparatory actions, elaboration of management plans and/or of action plans

A1 Transboundary cooperation and coordination: establish the international Alpine wolf population working groups

A2 Establishment and training of the wolf prevention emergency teams, evaluation of the initial situation and operations strategy

A3 Training of new anti-poisoning dog units and coordination of international and national environmental

judicial policy - definition of the overall strategy

A4 Active involvement of hunting organizations in wolf population management and development of strategy for a predator-prey-hunters relationship evaluation

A5 Optimization of an integrated surveillance of the wolf status at the international alpine population level

A6 Hybridization in the alpine population and connection corridor: define protocols, management actions,

and teams of interventions

A7 Dealing with urban wolves: develop specific protocols for prevention, surveillance, and eventually

managing bold wolves

A8 Summary of Best Practices for wolf population management and Slovenia Management plan


B. Purchase/lease of land and/or compensation payments for use rights


C. Conservation actions

C1 Wolf prevention emergency teams: damage inspections, preventive methods, moderation, wolf control,conflict mitigation in hot spot areas

C2 Measures against illegal wolf killing and control of poison baits and coordination of international and national environmental judicial policy

C3 Building strong partnership: involving hunters in wolf-prey ecosystem functioning understanding

C4 Establishment of an integrated surveillance of the wolf status at the Alpine population level

C5 Wolf-dog hybridization and injured wolves: detection and control in the Apennine ecological corridor and

in the Alps

C6 Decrease Habitat fragmentation and wolf traffic mortality through recovery of identified sink areas

C7 Economic benefits with wolf-friendly protective ecotourism packages and products

C8 The first special Life Alpine Young Ranger Wolf Program: in the field implementation over the boundaries to involve new generations in wolf conservation


D. Monitoring of the impact of the project actions (obligatory)

D1 Assessment of attitudes and perceptions about wolves among general public and key stakeholder groups

D2 Assessment of socio-economic impact of the project and ecosystem functions

D3 Evaluation of effectiveness of mitigation measures implemented to prevent traffic related wolf mortality in sink areas


E. Public awarness and dissemination of results (obligatory)

E1 Dissemination planning and execution

E2 Stewardship and Media Office to Enhance Engagement, Replication and Multiplication of the Project Impact

E3 Developing participatory approach and regional stakeholders' platforms

E4 Education to train the stewards of tomorrow

E5 Creativity for conservation: innovative dissemination campaigns

E6 Touring thematic conferences


F. Project management (obligatory)

F1 Coordination, management and administration of the project by the project steering groups

F2 After LIFE conservation plan

Eventuale riferimento a sito web/sito di progetto (sito web in costruzione)


Letztes Update: 16/03/2020 ore 08:43:38

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