damage assessment

In almost all federal states, the wolf management system provides for financial compensation for owners for damage to farm animals caused by wolves. For this purpose, however, it must be ensured by an assessment of the damaged animals that wolves are identified as the cause with sufficient certainty. The regulations in this regard differ in the different federal states. In principle, however, it applies that the incident must be reported by the keeper as soon as possible after the damage has been determined and then evaluated by a body appointed by the wolf management (e.g. crack assessor, state laboratory). Only then  the animal owner has the possibility to receive compensation. Information on the regulations in the individual federal states can be found in the management plans or the contact persons.