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Mountains and wolves in the Alta Val d'Orba

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Eco-tourism, data collection, teaching in schools, refresher and in-depth courses for enthusiasts and professionals in the tourism sector.

Discover all the activities that Excursioniliguria.com has developed since 2016 to spread a correct knowledge about the wolf for a respectful and conscious coexistence.

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On the wolf
tracks
from
2016

The experience of Excursioniliguria.com in eco-tourism on the wolf theme was born in 2016 with a first experimental project that has evolved over the years, up to the current activities in Stewardship with the international project LIFE WolfAlps EU.

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The Project 2016-2020

In 2015 Escursioniliguria.com began his adventure in Alta Val d'Orba organizing hiking and outdoor experiences immersed in a wild natural setting.

 

In fact, the mountains and woods behind the Beigua Park preserve a naturalistic heritage of incredible richness in terms of biodiversity.

 

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In 2016 the idea: to propose a collaboration to the Beigua Park Authority that provides for the fusion of eco-tourism and data collection through guided excursions during which hikers become protagonists of research for the monitoring of the species in the area.

Thus was born the project "The paths of the wolf in Alta Val d'Orba", in application of the wolf monitoring protocols tested with the Corem Project .

The data 2016-2019

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Mappe

30

EXCURSIONS

along the paths

of the Upper Val d'Orba

260

Km

Paths together on the trail of the wolf

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200

VIDEO

of wildlife photo-trap captures that allowed the herd to be monitored

100

VIDEO

collected in photo-traps related to the species from 2016 to 2019

The activities of the Project
2016- 2020

DATA COLLECTION

Geolocation of the wolf tracks from 2016 to 2019 carried out with the collaboration of the participants in the guided excursions and video material collection through photo-trapping with photo-trap active all year thanks to the conduct of the excursions.

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THE EXCURSION

The trekking program On the trail of the wolf in Alta Val d'Orba   has foreseen:

- Technical briefing dedicated to the biology and ecology of the wolf and data collection techniques.

- Trekking in the Upper Val d'Orba with Certified Environmental Hiking Guide

- Field data collection.

- Viewing of films relating to the area of ​​interest and snack in a local accommodation facility.

2017-2021 Updates and a new project in
Stewardship with LIFE WolfAlps EU

2017 The first update
with LIFE WolfAlps

Over the years, the commitment to a training and constant updating process has been carried out, to provide a quality service and share correct content. The first step was taken in 2017 with the participation in "LIFE WolfAlps for the school", a refresher course for teachers and nature guides carried out as part of the LIFE WolfAlps project.

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2020 update
with LIFE MIRKO

A new update in September 2020, this time to deepen a very important topic related to the wolf: the hybridization between wolf and dog and the related problems deriving from stray and vagantism for the conservation and management of the species .

The update is carried out with the participation in the webinar for the return of the final results of the LIFE13NAT / IT / 000728 LIFE MIRCO-Lupo project on 09/09/2020, with a certificate issued by the Tuscan-Emilian Apennine National Park .

2020 Stewardship
with LIFE WolfAlps EU

In 2020 the Stewardship agreement with LIFE WolfAlps arrives.

Who is a Steward?

In the LWA EU the Steward is that stakeholder who decides to get involved and actively interact with the project because he believes it is in his interest to do so. In the controversial question of wolf human coexistence, each steward is different and there are many ways to "take part", "interact", "be responsible".

Excursioniliguria.com has thus continued the path undertaken in 2016 by renewing the commitment in the field of hiking, training and teaching for a correct knowledge of the wolf species.

EXCURSIONS

Come and discover the fascinating world of this great predator in the Orba Forest, a dense green expanse that covers the mountains from Monferrato to the Alta Via dei Monti Liguri . On the trail of the wolf you can take guided hikes, observation of nature and welcome with tastings and viewing of videos of the specimens living in the area.

The wildest soul of the Alta Val d'Orba awaits you .

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Land tours are held throughout the year on various routes in Val d'Orba and Beigua Park with Environmental Guide enabled, and associated AIGAE Steward official LIFE WolfAlps EU.

 

Trekking summer and snowshoeing in the winter will allow us to cross the territory of the herd that lives in the colors of the different seasons.

 

In the basis of the period excursions can be a half-day, full day, day or night and on 4 different routes: we'll be able to follow each time the tracks of the wolf immersed in various natural settings, each with its own charm and its own peculiarities.

 

The excursions are accompanied by territorial experiences, such as visits to dairy farms, dinners and tastings, watching videos of the specimens living in the area.

 

 

PROGRAM

 

- Meeting and technical briefing with the certified Environmental Hiking Guide.

 

- Research and data recording during the excursion in which hikers will be directly involved.

 

- Illustration techniques used today for the monitoring of the species.


- Snack with viewing of films relating to the herd object of the excursion at a local accommodation facility.

 

The excursion is part of the activities carried out in Stewardship with the LIFE WolfAlps EU international project for the coexistence between humans and wolves in the Alps.

 


TECHNICAL AND LOGISTIC DATA:

 

- Meeting: 09:00 Alta Val d'Orba (different locations in the Municipalities of Tiglieto and Urbe depending on the seasonal stage traveled - possibility of buying packed lunches in artisan shops-bakeries at the meeting point).


- Duration: Full day


- Difference in altitude: from 150 to 250 m (depending on the seasonal stage traveled)


- Difficulty: E.


- Recommended equipment: layered clothing, shoes suitable for trekking, camera, bathing suit (different types of clothing required according to the seasons).

- Registration: compulsory within 5.00 pm of the day before the excursion.

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"Beware of the Wolf!" arises from the awareness of the importance of correct information for the new generations. Today's children and young people are the adults of tomorrow who will find themselves having to make important choices for the management and conservation of fauna and natural environments, in a context of coexistence between wild species and rural communities that represent a fundamental part of the our cultural heritage.

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