Airport Predator Monitoring and Response

Airport Predator Monitoring and Response

Managing critically important predator encounters airside.

*location and customer details redacted due to contract terms*

airport predator monitoring program

Summary

Coyotes are extremely hard to deter from airports, as they are masters of navigating fences and will even follow vehicles directly through gates.

 The problem with coyotes air airports is less the danger of conflict with the animal, but the risk of missed approaches by landing aircraft.

Following years of standard management practices yielding little to no results and continuously burning budget, Humane Solutions was consulted to develop and implement an innovative and progressive monitoring and response program.

 

Scope

Essentially, the program focuses on data. We use a variety of methods to effectively and economically understand the local population of the coyotes, their general habits, and any concerning behavior.

Intervention is sometimes necessary, however, the action is usually along the lines of mitigating resources or identifying and addressing perimeter fence breaches. 

When a coyote is deemed too dangerous to remain onsite, the Humane Solutions predator team is quickly dispatched to quickly and humanely target and remove the individual in question.

The Impact

The program has been running successfully for years now, and we hope to make the methodology developed here available for more airports in the near future.

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