Template for the Development of an Airport Wildlife Management Plan


19. Training Program

The Wildlife Management and Planning Regulation requires that a training program be established for the AWMP in accordance with the airport standards. Properly trained staff to implement the plan, to reassess risks and to provide updates to this plan every two years, is an essential and required part of the regulation.

Effective wildlife management is critically dependant on staff with the tools, knowledge and motivation to complete the task at hand. Transport Canada has a standard training program that is available for wildlife management staff. The program will address the following:

  • Nature and Extent of the Wildlife Management Problem;
  • Regulations, Standards and Guidance;
  • Ecology and Biology of Key Species;
  • Wildlife Control Procedures Manual (TP 11500) and Sharing the Skies (TP 13549);
  • Species of Conservation Concern;
  • Liability;
  • Habitat Management;
  • Issues Outside of the Airport Boundary;
  • Active Management;
  • Removal Techniques;
  • Firearm Safety (a pre-requisite being the Canadian Firearms Safety Course);
  • Wildlife Management Planning;
  • Development and Implementation of Awareness Programs;
  • Monitoring; and,
  • Training Record and Schedule.

In addition to training directly associated with wildlife behaviour and the application of management techniques as part of the AWMP, it is essential that safety requirements are fully reviewed and addressed. This should include at a minimum:

  • Safe use and storage of pyrotechnics;
  • Safe use, storage and maintenance of pyrotechnic launchers; and
  • Identification and mandatory use of safety equipment.

The following table (Table 15) details the staff who have attended the training program or are proposed to do so.

Table 15. Training Program

Name Responsibility/Title Attended Training Program Will Attend Training Program by
  • Airport Manager
• Wildlife Management Officer
  • Duty Manager
• Back-up WMO
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