A. Preparatory Action Results

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A. Preparatory Action Results

A.1 Preparation of the administrative basis of the project

Ongoing

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

Completed

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).

 

Andoni Canela

A.3 Initial wolf monitoring and feeding ecology analysis in the project area

Ongoing

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

GRZEGORZ LEŚNIEWSKI / WILD WONDERS OF EUROPE

A.4 Preparatory actions for increasing wild prey availability for wolves

Ongoing

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

Staffan Widstrand / Rewilding Europe

A.6 Preparatory actions for the implementation of damage preventive measures and best management practises

Ongoing

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

Rewilding Portugal

A.7 Human dimension study on attitudes and impact

Completed

Social science experts subcontracted

Methodology of survey and sampling design defined.

 Interview script designed

 Field work carried out

Report on human dimensions finalized

Juan Carlos Muñoz / Rewilding Europe

A.8 Business opportunity identification and planning

Ongoing

Rewilding Portugal Enterprise Officer hired

First business identified

Second business identified

Business and investment plans prepared

Other businesses to support identified

 

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