Damage assessment

Almost all federal states provide financial compensation for damages caused by wolves in the framework of wolf management. This implies that wolves have caused the damage with a sufficiently high probability, which has to be confirmed through examination of the damaged animals. The underlying regulations differ between federal states. In general, the case has to be reported by the animal keeper as soon as possible after discovery of the damage and assessed through an authority designated by wolf management (kill assessment consultant, federal state laboratory). Only when these prerequisites are met, the animal keeper can receive compensatory payments. Management plans and contact persons of the different federal states provide further information regarding these regulations.