A.1 Preparation of the administrative basis of the project
Contracts with project participants
Selection of staff to be involved in the project
Contracts with staff
Purchase of equipment and consumable materials.
Calls for tender for staff to be hired and for subcontractors
Contracts with subcontractors
Other administrative and legal procedures that might appear in the course of the project
A.2 Kick-off meeting and training of project partners about common provisions and project management
Detailed time plan for the first year of the project.
Agreement on specific methods and techniques to be applied during the activities.
Discussion of potential problems, changes and delays and how to overcome or solve problems.
In-depth briefing about the technical and administrative guidelines for the management of LIFE Projects (Webinar).
A.3 Initial wolf monitoring and feeding ecology analysis in the project area
Sampling protocol elaborated and training in sampling collection with ICNF rangers held
Data sharing protocol established with ACHLI
Field work completed
Genetic and diet analyses carried out on scat and swab samples
Report on initial wolf monitoring prepared
Ongoing wolf monitoring scheme operational
A.4 Preparatory actions for increasing wild prey availability for wolves
Field work planning completed
Nine field campaigns carried out
Report on wild ungulate monitoring prepared
Results from 9th field campaign analysed (delayed due to COVID-19 pandemic)
Final selection of priority areas for increasing wild prey availability for wolves
A.6 Preparatory actions for the implementation of damage preventive measures and best management practises
Analysis of wolf attacks on livestock south of the Douro river carried out
Partnership with Grupo Lobo for selecting and integrating livestock guarding dogs established
First livestock breeders interested in damage preventive measures identified and first visit to livestock breeder carried out
Criteria for participation of livestock owners in Action C2 defined
Other livestock breeders interested in damage preventive measures identified
A.7 Human dimension study on attitudes and impact
Social science experts subcontracted
Methodology of survey and sampling design defined.
Interview script designed
Field work carried out
Report on human dimensions finalized
A.8 Business opportunity identification and planning
Rewilding Portugal Enterprise Officer hired
First business identified
Second business identified
Business and investment plans prepared
Other businesses to support identified