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Italy at a glance

Main prey for wolves here are deer, wild boar, chamois, livestock and garbage.

This article puts the current population between 1,500 and 2,000 wolves living in Italy.

Species Information

Italian wolf (Creative Commons)

Italian wolf (Creative Commons)

Common Names: gray wolf, lupo (Italian)
Latin Name: Canis lupus

Common Name: Italian wolf
Latin Name: Canis lupus italicus

Current Wolf Population, Trend, Status
Number of wolves: About 1,200 to 2,000, depending on the source, most of which live in the mountains of the Alps and Apennines.
Population trend: Increasing
Legal protection: Full protection (no exceptions), but illegal killing occurs due to livestock depredations

This page was last updated in 2020.


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