Claim compensation for farm animal crack by wolf or lynx Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Lynx and wolves are under strict protection throughout Europe. The current natural resettlement of Rhineland-Palatinate by the wolf is accompanied by support measures by the state government. The same applies to the lynx here the repopulation is actively supported by a poaching project in the Palatinate Forest. Both species live almost exclusively from wild animals such as deer and wild boar. However, it cannot be ruled out that they may also rip farm animals such as sheep or goats in pasture or fallow deer into enclosures, especially if they are not adequately protected by fences or herd protection dogs.

A written request is required.

A prerequisite for the crack compensation is a crack report by the SNU or a representative. In designated prevention areas and buffer zones for prevention areas, adequate herd protection by (electric) fences and/or herd protection dogs is also a prerequisite for compensation. Prevention area Westerwald: districts Altenkirchen, Westerwald, Neuwied as well as the city of Koblenz and parts of the districts Of Mayen-Koblenz and Rhein-Lahn (see Buffer zone Eifel: Municipalities of Adenau, Gerolstein, Prüm Features for the determination of cracks by animals can be found below:
Please report the livestock crack within 24 hours to the hotline 06306 -911199 or by mail to or . Afterwards, the inspection is carried out on site and a crack report is prepared. This is free of charge for you. For this, it is important that the killed farm animal has not yet been disposed of. Leave the killed animal in place and secure it with a tarpaulin to protect it from carrion eaters. Do not leave dogs nearby and lock the area. If an attack by the wolf or lynx cannot be ruled out, you can apply for financial compensation to the competent authority.

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