Wildlife Damage Compensation Program gets updated

The province of Ontario is increasing the compensation farmers can access for damage caused by predatory wildlife.

Through the new Wildlife Damage Compensation Program livestock producers will receive improved compensation when their livestock or poultry are injured or killed by predatory wildlife or when bee colonies, beehives or beehive equipment are damaged by wildlife.

The new program expands the current list of wildlife species and variety of livestock that farmers can be compensated for, and increases the maximum compensation rates for farmers.

The Wildlife Damage Compensation Program is part of Growing Forward, a joint federal-provincial-territorial initiative.