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Protected Animals Cause Problems in Estonia

January 28th, 2011

From the small European nation of Estonia, comes news about protected animals that vex farmers and fishermen. (The Republic of Estonia, in the Baltic Region of Northern Europe, is bordered on the north by the Gulf of Finland.)

“According to fresh calculations, protected bird species and wolves, lynx, bears and seals caused Estonian farmers and fishermen damages last year that the state has to compensate for nearly 197,000 euros, reports Eesti Paevaleht.” (The Baltic Times)

In one case, wolves killed 67 sheep in one herd, causing damages estimated at 5,541 euros.

“According to the law, farmers are paid up to 3,195 euros per year, but not more than 7,500 euros over three years to compensate for damage done by animals and birds.”