Wildlife Hazard Management


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

The Wildlife Hazard Management 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.

Please note – this course is also available in French and Spanish.

Learning Objectives 

On completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand the importance of wildlife hazard management for airport safety.
  • Describe the major measures and techniques used to manage and negate wildlife hazards.
  • Understand the steps involved in establishing an effective Wildlife Hazard Management Program.
  • Recognize the importance of reviewing wildlife management effectiveness for continuous improvement.

Who Should Enrol?

  • All personnel with responsibilities related to the airport’s Wildlife Hazard Management Program, including responsible Senior Managers, Wildlife Control Coordinators, Wildlife Control Operators, and members of the airport’s Wildlife Management Committee.
  • Personnel seeking to improve their knowledge and understanding of wildlife hazard management within an airport environment.
  • Other airport stakeholders, service providers and consultants who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of wildlife hazard management within an airport environment.

Course Content

The Wildlife Hazard Management course covers the following topics:


  • The importance of wildlife hazard management.
  • Potential outcomes of strikes between wildlife and aircraft.

What is Wildlife Management?

  • Definition of wildlife management.
  • The major elements of wildlife management.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • The roles and responsibilities of the key positions within the airport’s wildlife management organizational structure.
  • The Airport Wildlife Committee.
  • The importance of collaborating with stakeholders in and around the airport.

Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment & Management Plan

  • Major steps involved in a Wildlife Hazard Risk Assessment.
  • Key objectives and components of a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan.

Operational Practices

  • Key operational practices to manage wildlife hazards.
  • Documentation and reporting of wildlife management activities.


  • The importance of wildlife management training.
  • Key components of a wildlife management training program.
  • Training requirements for key wildlife management roles.
  • Measuring training outcomes.

Program Evaluation

  • Key steps in reviewing and evaluating the wildlife management program.
  • Major elements of a wildlife management evaluation plan.

Habitat Management

  • The importance of habitat management to prevent and reduce wildlife strikes. 
  • The major elements of a habitat management program.
  • Identifying and managing wildlife attractants.

Wildlife Intervention Techniques

  • The major wildlife control measures and intervention techniques used to disperse wildlife.


This course includes an integrated online assessment.  

Candidates must successfully complete the assessment to receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course info

  • Language: English
  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Level: Short Course
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$150.00 USD