Wildlife Control

Another key role of the Department is to implement control of wildlife that trespasses and damaging crops. Wildlife department helps agencies, plantation companies and individuals by providing technical advice and assistance to evict or translocate wildlife animals that are disturbing agricultural crops or threatening human lives, depending on the circumstances. Provisions of section 39 of the Wildlife Conservation Enactment 1997 clearly explains that it is the responsibility of the land owner to take any reasonable steps to protect their land, crops and other property from the entry and damage by protected animals. Among the species of protected wildlife pests but is protected are elephants, orang utans, porcupines, monkeys and apes. In this regard, the department is not responsible for any damage caused by the attacks of any protected wildlife animals. No form of compensation may be claimed from the department of the damage or loss caused by the attacks of protected wildlife animals.