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In the News

Date of this Version

Fall 2009


Published in Human–Wildlife Conflicts 3(2):159–160, Fall 2009. Published and copyright (where applicable) by Jack H. Berryman Institute http://www.berrymaninstitute.org/journal/index.html


Bird dogs of a different feather-- A report from the website of 10 Connect News of Tampa, Florida, reported that a bird-chasing border collie, a breed of dog, is being used to harass birds at airports. The dog is just 1 part of MacDill Airforce Base’s safety management program to reduce damage at airfields.

Recent bird strikes from around the world--Bucharest, Romania, Denver, Colorado, Rome, Italy

Pilot lands plane in Hudson River--One of the most widely-reported recent birdstrike disasters occurred on January 15, 2009, in New York City. The incident involved US Airways Flight 1549 with 155 people on board.

Working together to solve human– wildlife conflicts-- In November 2008, The New Press reported on a plan by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (COE) in Elwood, Kansas, for a wildlife area that would have caused problems for the nearby Air National Guard (ANG) base and the airport for the city of St. Joseph.

Robo falcon: wave of the future for airport safety?-- The AvioNews reported on a predator model radio-controlled airplane that is being evaluated as a harassment tool to repel birds from Guidonia’s military airfields in Italy.

FAA releases bird-strike data-- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which had denied requests for release of recent bird-strike statistics, agreed to release them to news media after the dramatic and widelypublicized US Airways Flight 1549 bird-strike incident over New York in January 2009