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Many types of animals may be hazardous to aircraft operations.

Managing bird and other wildlife hazards at airports is a complex, public-sensitive endeavor involving many species of wildlife governed by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and other Federal, State and local regulations. 

Because of the complexity and sensitivity, airports are encouraged to employ professional biologists trained in wildlife hazard management at airports (14 CFR Part 139.337 and FAA Advisory Circular 150/5200-36a [FAA 2012]). They assess hazards, provide training, and to assist in the development, implementation, and evaluation of wildlife hazard management plans.  Professionally developed and implemented management plans minimize the likelihood of catastrophic or major-damage wildlife strikes on an airport and provide crucial support during litigation in the aftermath of any significant strike event that might occur. WS assists airfields in all 50 states, 3 territories and 9 foreign countries. Basic details by state can be selected at Program Data Report E here.


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