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MINISTRY OF TOURISM REVIEWS 2013 ANIMAL COMPENSATION GUIDELINES

Written by on August 17, 2020

The Minister of Environment, Natural Resources Conservation and Tourism, Philda Kereng has said that her Ministry is currently reviewing the Compensation Guidelines of 2013, with the view of increasing compensable species and the rates for damage caused by such animals on farmers, businesses and other entities.

When speaking in Parliament yesterday, Kereng said the main reason for the review is due to a realization that in addition to the species listed as compensation worthy, there are other species that cause substantive damage.

She said the review is currently at the consultative stage and a final draft is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

The minister further pointed out that it is currently unable to compensate the market equivalent for damage caused by all wild animals due to budgetary constraints. Kereng said the ministry only compensates for damage caused by animals that are classified as dangerous


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