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Compensation system

According to the Nature Conservation Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 96/04 – ZON-UPB2, 61/06 – ZDru-1, 32 for damage caused to property caused by protected species) / 08 – US Department of Defense, 8/10 – ZSKZ-B and 46/14) and the Wildlife and Hunting Act (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia, No. 16/04, 120/06 – Rev. US, 17/08, 46 / 14 – ZON-C and 31/18)

Slovenian Environmental Agency (ARSO), which operates within the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning, is responsible for the reimbursement of damage caused by protected animal species. Compensation is paid only if the property has already been protected.


The Slovenian Forest Service (SFS) acts in the role of an authorized person by the responsible Ministry, in the process of enforcing compensations.


At the damage case, the plenipotentiary writes a record, and evaluate the existence of the material facts. These are the basis for determining the State’s responsibility, and determination of the level of compensation.


If the plenipotentiary and the injured party do not agree on the amount of compensation, the latter may submit a compensation claim to the ARSO. An application with additional explanation and all appendixes must be enclosed.


The Ministry is responsible for the compensation scale definition.


Since 2005, ARSO has been responsible for examining claims and deciding on the payoffs.