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Wildlife Hazard Mitigation

During the past century, wildlife-aircraft strikes have resulted in the loss of hundreds of lives worldwide, as well as billions of dollars in aircraft damage. The FAA maintains a comprehensive program to address wildlife hazards. Through policy and guidance, research and outreach, we strive to stay ahead of the issue.

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  • July 19-21, 2022, Annual Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Airport Wildlife Management During Unprecedented Times; The Challenge to Improvise, Adapt and Overcome.
    Please visit Bird Strike Committee USA Meeting for more information.
  • November 1, 2021, Podcast: Wildlife Hazard Management
    FAA's John Weller talks to Avicast host Kylie Patrick about the FAA's role in helping airports manage wildlife hazards.
  • July 26, 2021, Updated Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft report
    FAA's Wildlife Strikes to Civil Aircraft in the United States, 1990 - 2020 is now available.
  • July 22, 2021, Call for information from Current sUAS Practitioners Monitoring Animals
    The Federal Aviation Administration is working with research collaborators to develop selection criteria and initial sampling methods for unbiased animal count surveys using small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS). The research team is seeking additional information from sUAS practitioners who have used sUAS to monitor animals.
    Please complete a quick 5-10 minute survey to share your experiences.
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