Airport Wildlife Management

The management of wildlife on and near airports is not an easily solved problem. This management can be as diverse as habitat manipulation to the use of predators to repelling wildlife to lethal control of wildlife. Many African airports are faced with airport wildlife management challenges that need addressing. However, wildlife hazard training and exposure to wildlife hazards are not always related.

On top of that, air transport in the region is growing impressively. Training the staff that are at the front end of the wildlife hazards and in the best position to reduce wildlife risks is crucial. This course brings best practices to within reach of African operators at very affordable prices.


This 4-day course will provide its 15 participants with a solid appreciation and refresher of bird strikes & other wildlife management issues in relation to aviation. Understanding wildlife hazards will increase chances for the implementation of a stakeholder supported wildlife management plan. The course is packed with practical sessions to get to the application stage of training. Your participation will include access to our unique tool to involve communities around your airports in habitat management. To access the English version of that tool, click here.

The training will focus on:

• hazardous species
• natural/ artificial attractants
• wildlife behaviour

• overall risk level of wildlife strikes
• efficacy of the airport’s wildlife hazard
mitigation program

Preventing future strikes through:
• operational & procedural changes
• habitat modifications
• customized harassment/ species removal


• Airport Wildlife Management staff
• Airport Fire Fighters
• Safety managers
• Aerodrome safety inspectors
• Airside management
• Airport (operational) staff
• Ministerial, district & city planning department staff
• Environment Management Agency staff
• Air Force Personnel
• Dispatchers, pilots & other airline operational staff
Intended audience

This course takes a maximum of 15 participants.

Previous customers include the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority, Kilimanjaro International Airport, Fastjet, Kenya Airways, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority, Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority and the Zambia Airports Corporation.

Course subjects include

  • Introduction to costs & liabilities
  • ICAO standards
  • Airlines & wildlife management
  • Wildlife and bird identification
  • Data collection, analysis & reporting
  • Wildlife risk assessment
  • Wildlife hazard management programs
  • Habitat management

This course is given at the ASPC-Rwanda at the University of Rwanda. The course fee for individual registrations in this course at the ASPC-Rwanda is US$400. This fee includes tea & coffee breaks, lunches and a certificate (if all certification criteria are met). The maximum number of participants is 15, ensuring an excellent facilitator-participant ratio.

Request a quotation for in-house edition

This course can also be given as an in-company course at your premises throughout Africa for 12 participants. Contact us for a quotation for an in-company course.

Aviation incident investigation

June 24 | 8:30 am - June 27 | 5:00 pm UTC+0
Namibia Directorate of Aircraft Accident and Incident Investigations