Template for the Development of an Airport Wildlife Management Plan

SECTION B: AIRPORT WILDLIFE
MANAGEMENT PLAN

20. Roles and Responsibilities

[Amend this section according to circumstances prevalent at your airport. It may be that at smaller facilities, these responsibilities will be shared among fewer personnel.)

Senior airport staff will be responsible for the implementation of this AWMP. and awareness programs and the review and submission of the annual strike reports and two-year updates.

Senior management, or their designate, will be responsible for coordinating, supervising and the overall management of the AWMP on a long-term and a daily basis at the site-specific level. This will include the nomination of the key Wildlife Management Officer, co-ordination of training, safety assurance and ensuring that the necessary equipment is available.

The Wildlife Management Officer will be responsible for:

  1. establishment and maintenance of the Wildlife Management Log (e.g., including strike data, details on wildlife numbers and activity; AWMP measures undertaken, firearm use details; details on the use of lethal reinforcement and monthly summaries);
  2. co-ordination of the entire monitoring program;
  3. preparation of the annual strike report;
  4. ensuring that Airport operations are consistent with the requirements of the AWMP;
  5. ensuring that the appropriate permits are current and present on-site;
  6. undertaking deterrent activities;
  7. ensuring all activities are undertaken following standard practices and safety protocols; and
  8. the identification of equipment, resource and training needs.

The following table identifies the key roles and responsibilities under this plan.

Table 16. Key Roles and Responsibilities

Name and Contact Telephone Number Title Key AWMP Responsibilities
 

Airport Manager

• Implementation of this AWMP
• Acquisition of the various permits
• Provision of training and awareness programs
• Review and submission of the annual strike reports and two year updates
 

Assistant Manager

• Coordinating, supervising and the overall management of the AWMP. Nomination of the key Wildlife Management Officer (WMO)
• Co-ordination of training, safety assurance
• Ensuring that the necessary equipment is available
 

Wildlife Management Officer (WMO)

• Maintenance of the Wildlife Management Log (e.g., including strike data, details on wildlife numbers and activity; AWMP measures undertaken, firearm use details; details on the use of lethal reinforcement and monthly summaries);
• Co-ordination of the monitoring program;
• Preparation of the annual strike report;
• Ensuring that Airport operations are consistent with the requirements of the AWMP;
• Ensuring that the appropriate permits are current and present on-site;
• Undertaking deterrent activities;
• Ensuring all activities are undertaken following standard practices and safety protocols; and,
• The identification of equipment, resource and training needs.
 

Back-up to WMO

• Filling in for WMO during vacations, lunch, sick time etc.
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