Wildlife Hazard Management


2 hours

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Welcome to the new Airports Council International Wildlife Hazard Management course.

This course has been completely revised, expanded and improved based on the latest research and industry best practices.

Wildlife Hazard Management is an operational activity that is vital to maintaining an acceptable level of safety for aircraft operations at an airport.

This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the key elements involved in Wildlife Hazard Management and how these elements are integrated successfully into the airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.

This course has been developed using guidance material from various civil aviation authorities, industry best practices, ICAO guidance material and other publications from international organizations relating to wildlife management.


On completion of this module participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of Wildlife Hazard Management at an aerodrome
  • Describe the major elements of wildlife management
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of the key positions within an airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management organizational structure
  • Describe the major elements of a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan including a Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment
  • Describe the key operational practices of wildlife hazard management
  • Explain the major training requirements that are required to support the Wildlife Hazard Management Program
  • Understand the process required to review and evaluate the effectiveness of the airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Program
  • Explain the importance and describe the major elements of an airport’s Habitat Management Program
  • Describe the major wildlife control measures and intervention techniques used to mitigate risks due to wildlife hazards


The course covers the following topics:

  • Overview
  • Section 1 - Introduction
  • Section 2 - What is Wildlife Management?
  • Section 3 - Roles and Responsibilities
  • Section 4 - Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment & Management Plan
  • Section 5 - Operational Practices
  • Section 6 - Training
  • Section 7 - Program Evaluation
  • Section 8 - Habitat Management
  • Section 9 - Wildlife Intervention Techniques
  • Section 10 - Assessment


“This is a very comprehensive introduction to the world of wildlife mitigation on aerodromes. I thoroughly enjoyed it and will follow through with some of the suggestions found in this course.”

“Excellent! The whole course has broadened my knowledge on airside safety operations and wildlife management.”

“The course is very relevant to airport operations employees. I enjoyed every bit of it.”