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Prey & predators: didactic camp on wolves, deer and roe deer

Friday 16 April from 17:00 Sunday 18 April from 17:00

Three days and two nights in the heart of the Ghirardi Regional Nature Reserve, for an immersive experience in close contact with nature, staying in a suggestive structure.
We will explore the protected area step by step, on the trail of the wolf and its main prey; we will position video traps to observe their activity in a discreet but effective way; we will learn how to interpret the signs of presence and how to move silently to maximize the probability of observing the fauna directly, in full respect of the place and its inhabitants.
We will stay in typical stone houses, made even more comfortable by the heat of stoves and fireplaces, and we will eat excellent organic food at zero km.

Programme:

Friday 16

Meeting at 14.00 pm. Arrival on foot to the house and placing of luggage.
Didactics on the wolf and follow focus on fallow deer, roe deer and wild boar, the three species of ungulates permanently present in the Reserve, by Maria Chiara Valenti, naturalist specialized in management and conservation of the environment and fauna.
Short excursion and didactics in the field on the photo-video trapping technique, with positioning tests, followed by a stakeout at sunset for wildlife observations. Return to the structure and dinner.
Short night out for wildlife observations through the night viewer.

 

Saturday 17
Appointment at dawn for wildlife observations (optional).
Breakfast followed by excursion (with packed lunch) in the Ghirardi Reserve; withdrawal of the photo-video traps previously placed.
Wildlife observations at sunset, dinner and to follow viewing of the recorded films and in-depth analysis on ethics and correct approaches to nature.

 

Sunday 18th of
Ring excursion in the Reserve with packed lunch and return to the structure by 16 pm; closure of activities.

Details

Difficulty level: E (hiking)
In a mountain environment, on paths they do not require particular technical skills, they cross wooded and open areas.

 Trekking length
Average distances for excursions from 6 to 10 Km with 300/400 meters in altitude

Event recommended for children under 12?
Si

 Dogs allowed?
No

What to bringTrekking clothing suitable for the autumn period in layers to better adapt to different temperatures, bright and too visible colors should be avoided, we recommend bringing an additional cover to wear when we will stay still for a long time for direct observations. Trekking boots better if waterproof, windbreaker and rain jacket, hat, sweater or fleece, minimum 1 liter water bottle, material for taking notes, binoculars, flashlight (preferably frontal), towels, sleeping bag, pillowcase and sheet.
* Sheets, pillowcases and blankets can be provided at an additional cost of € 10,00

 Registration deadline
15 days before the date of the event

 The following excursion will be carried out in compliance with the anti COVID-19 directives.
All participants must comply with the provisions that will be communicated by our association, keep a safe distance and avoid gatherings of any kind.

 The program is subject to variations, decided by the organizers on the basis of contingencies and weather conditions.

 

Registration form

Participation and registration
Event reserved for members of I am not afraid of the wolf in good standing with the annual membership fee on the last day of the month preceding the event.

Contribution to activity expenses:
€ 210 which include:
Rental of the structure
Contribution for meals with organic products at km 0
Association contribution 

Details

Beginning:
Friday 16 April from 17:00
End:
Sunday 18 April from 17:00
Event Category:

Location

Ghirardi WWF Oasis Regional Nature Reserve
Predelle houses of Porcigatone
Borgo Val di Taro, 43043 Italy

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