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Wildlife management

Wildlife Management Program

Aircraft collisions with birds are a serious risk to public safety and to airport operations. Under the Canadian Aviation Regulations, Winnipeg Airports Authority has developed and implemented a Wildlife Management Plan.

The plan combines active and passive mitigation measures to deter wildlife from landing, foraging, roosting, and nesting at the airport. Management occurs year-round and is most active during spring and fall migration periods.

The Wildlife Management Plan was developed by a professional senior wildlife biologist who helped WAA to identify bird hazard zones on and near Winnipeg Richardson International Airport. Our efforts mainly focus on controlling populations within these zones.