Commissioners want fatal wildlife attack payouts increased to P1million

A report released last year found that elephants were most responsible for deaths attributable to human wildlife conflict in between 2009 and 2019 PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
A report released last year found that elephants were most responsible for deaths attributable to human wildlife conflict in between 2009 and 2019 PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Commissioners of the Presidential Constitutional Review committee have recommended that the families of people fatally attacked by wildlife should receive compensation of P1 million, a significant hike from the current P70,000 per person.

The recommendations are contained in the committee’s report scheduled to be debated by Parliament. The report follows a four-month countrywide consultation which involved 132 kgotla meetings, attended by nearly 30,000 attendants.

The commissioners’ recommendation of P1 million per victim of a wildlife attack, is above the P500,000 maximum requested by those who participated in the consultative review process.

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