Today these concepts are completely outdated but, unfortunately, the wolf is an animal which is still largely misunderstood by the general public.
The wolf’s distribution range has been greatly reduced worldwide in the past century and this situation has motivated great efforts by conservation groups to prevent its extinction - without positive and proactive measures, another species will be lost.
In view of this, Grupo Lobo follow a strategy to inform the public, to support scientific studies and promote conservation strategies and practices.
Grupo Lobo collaborated in drafting the Portuguese national law to protect the Iberian Wolf (Law No. 90/88 13 August), which gives the wolf the status of strictly protected species in Portugal and is currently working on the revision of Decree-Law no. 139/90 (dated April 27), which governs its application. Additionally Grupo Lobo has collaborated in the process of drafting and revising the Red Book of Vertebrates of Portugal, the last revision of which was made in 2005, classifying the wolf as ENDANGERED.
* Grupo Lobo has been registered since 1993 as No. 55 / N in the National Register of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) and Similar (established under law no. No. 35/98, dated July 18), which provides the status of Patronage Environmental, (approved by Decree-Law no. No. 74/99 of March 16), giving relevance to tax donations in cash or in kind granted to an NGO and Similar.
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