International Bird Strike Management Documents

Summary of Airport International Council (ACI) Wildlife Hazard Management Handbook Second Edition 2013

ISBN 978-0-9919875-0-4


Wildlife hazards have become an important issue at airports around the world. More than 150,000 strikes have occurred in the US alone (from 1990 until 2015) with over $480 million in damages.

The goal of wildlife management at airports is to reduce populations at or dissuade wildlife from coming to an airport. Efforts should be put forth to focus on critical areas such as the approach and landing zones of runways. To manipulate wildlife in a way to produce favorable outcomes, staff need to understand wildlife behaviors and needs. Knowing what basic requirements they need is essential to reducing numbers at airports. Food, water, shelter, and safety are key to survival and should be the focus of anyone involved in wildlife management.



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