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Title of the project

Monitoring of the wolf in the territory of Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 East


The first phase of the project concern about the monitoring of wolf (number and position of packs) by camera trapping. Hunters install, activate and move the camera traps according to a monitoring plan based on square-shaped cells (4 x 4 km). All the territory is covered by cells; hunters move the camera traps from one cell to another every two weeks.
The second phase of the project will focus on the dissemination of good practice in wolf monitoring and prevention of damage to livestock.


The wolf is present about in all the territory of Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 East; provisionally we can estimate 4 packs at least.


Country Italy
Level Regional
Site Hunting Territorial Zone Genoa 2 East (www.atcge2levante.it)
Municipalities involved Genoa, Bogliasco, Pieve Ligure, Sori, Recco, Camogli, Portofino, Santa Margherita, Casarza Ligure, Ne, Cogorno, Carasco, Leivi, San Colombano Certenoli, Coreglia Ligure, Cicagna, Tribogna, Uscio, Avegno, Lumarzo, Lavagna, Rapallo, Zoagli, Chiavari, Sestri Levante, Moneglia, Castiglione Chiavarese, Bargagli, Davagna, Neirone, Moconesi, Lorsica, Orero, Borzonasca, Favale di Malvaro, Mezzanego, Rezzoaglio, Santo Stefano d'Aveto
Province(s) Metropolitan City of Genoa (formerly known as the Province of Genoa)
Region liguria

Starting date


Habitat Types

Forest/Woodland, Scrub/Grassland, Mountains, Suburban

Protection status of the areas

Natura 2000, Regional protected area, Areas with voluntary or mandatory hunting ban, Hunting reserve, No protection status


Species Caracteristics Protected species, Threatened species
Species Type Large carnivores
Name(s) of main species Wolf (Canis lupus Linnaeus, 1758)

Conservation action(s)

Research and data collection (e.g. monitoring, bag data), Communication and education (for different target audiences e.g. hunters, the wider public)


Leading partners Liguria Region (www.regione.liguria.it); Wolf Apennine Center of the Appennino Tosco-Emiliano National Park (http://www.parcoappennino.it/pagina.php?id=253); Aveto Regional Natural Park (www.parcoaveto.it)
Other partners Research bodies / Universities / Scientists

Estimation of the budget (total or annual)

Total budget: € 10.000,00

Estimation of Human Resources needed

20 hunters, 1 resident wildlife biologist and 1 consulting wildlife biologist


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