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Netherlands: The new Frisian goose approach will be 1.1 million euros more expensive

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Published Feb 14, 2024

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The Provincial Executive in Friesland has proposed a new plan, Gans in Balans, to address the increasing damage caused by geese to grasslands. The plan allows for a more localized approach, empowering regional parties to reduce damage and protect meadow birds and geese. It includes the appointment of a goose coordinator for each area and the introduction of a foraging area in October where farmers can claim compensation for damage. The damage from year-round geese, especially the gray goose, is on the rise, leading to an increase in compensation costs from 8.5 million euros to 12.6 million euros between 2018 and 2023.
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According to the Provincial Executive (GS), the new plan makes a more region-specific approach possible. Area parties are given the space to take control themselves. This should reduce damage to grassland and at the same time increase efforts to better protect meadow birds and geese. This area policy must be given shape through a goose coordinator per area and room for pilots, GS propose to the Provincial Council. New to Gans in Balans is that there will also be a foraging area in October where farmers can receive compensation for damage on request. The damage caused by migratory geese, such as the barnacle and white-fronted goose, and their numbers have been fairly stable in recent years. But the damage caused by geese present all year round, especially the gray goose, is actually increasing. Compared to the current policy, goose damage is therefore being ...
Source: Nieuwe Oogst
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