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AAWHG FORUM NOW 2021

Save the date! TBC

Theme: ‘Research and innovation’

The AAWHG committee was well underway planning a stimulating and valuable forum in 2020.

However, as with many organisations, we have, after much deliberation, and with considerable regret, decided to delay our biennial forum until 2021.

There are simply too many COVID-19 unknowns for our team of volunteer organisers to proceed with the forum in 2020. The hit that global aviation has taken, and the resulting impact of the pandemic on funds in the industry for sponsorship and travel, along with the timing of recovery, make organising such an event this year problematic.

However, we are still planning on holding the forum in South Australia, and will announce further details about the 2021 event later this year, with a call for papers early in 2021. If your organisation has implemented some innovative wildlife management strategies, and heaven knows, the current pandemic is likely to require these in spades, record them, and submit your paper proposal for consideration.

Industry Awards

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Each year the Australian Aviation Wildlife Hazard Group recognises those individuals or organisations that are implementing innovative and effective aviation wildlife management strategies through an Avisure-sponsored award.

Commendations are given to representatives from the industry for their outstanding contribution to reduce wildlife strike risk.

Selection criteria

Individuals receiving a commendation will:

  • Contribute positively to the industry in the field of wildlife risk mitigation
  • Demonstrate innovation in, or a novel application of, wildlife hazard management techniques
  • Promote positive stakeholder engagement
  • Increase safety and environmental awareness.

Selection process

If you wish to nominate someone for these awards, please submit a half-page summary (300 words or less) of the nominee’s achievements, along with contact details, to the AAWHG forum secretariat. Please ensure your summary addresses the selection criteria listed above.

Closing date for 2021 forum nominations TBC.