The 2012 “Wildlife Management Forum” was hosted by the Australian Museum with the kind support of Sydney Airport Corporation Limited. The AAWHG would like to extend a big thank you to both organisations for their continued support.
The 2012 forum was unique in that it featured a two day program with a tour of the Australia Museum and Sydney Airport on the second day.
Presentations were made at the forum by a number of experts, consultants and speakers currently working in the field of wildlife hazard management. Some of these presentations included:
- An update on the AAWHG activities for 2012;
- An update from the ATSB on the latest wildlife strike statistics and trends;
- Results from a regulatory survey of Australia’s aerodromes on the techniques used and the resources available for wildlife hazard management;
- An update on international efforts and innovations in wildlife hazard management;
- An update on the new National Airport Safeguarding Framework and its intended role for wildlife hazard mitigation;
- A legal perspective on wildlife hazard management and litigation;
- A joint presentation tracking an actual ‘bird strike’ event from the perspective of the pilot, airport safety officer, aircraft engineer, airline management and laboratory personnel involved;
- Case studies from Sydney Airport, Brisbane Airport and Darwin Airport.
- The role of DNA and visual techniques for species identification;
- The history of wildlife strikes and our projected future;
- An open discussion forum.