Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA), Ontario, Canada

Wildlife Management and Control

FES's wildlife team patrolling on Toronto Pearson International Airport

Since 1999, FES has been in charge of providing wildlife management for the busiest airport in Canada. To achieve this task, FES responds to all related wildlife problems based on Section III of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CARs).

Responding to all wildlife problems at the airport, FES collects data for all patrols, interventions, and observations including their geolocalisation. FES completesmonthly and yearly wildlife control reports. In the field, FES employs falconry, pyrotechnics, trapping, firearms and distress calls to manage wildlife. FES developped the Airport Wildlife Management Plan and the Risk Analysis based on CARs articles 302.304 to 302.307.

FES provides all training related to wildlife management including those for civilian operation managers and for safety officers.

FES has performed wildlife (since 1999) and floral (since 2005) surveys on the Toronto Pearson International Airport territory.

FES is also involved in several environmental projects related to wildlife management such as landscaping, a wildlife survey of 8-km radius of the airport limits, identifying European Starling attractants at the airport including capture and stomach content dissection, etc.

Toronto Pearson International Airport (TPIA) has 5 runways and an annual movement of over 400,000 aircraft.  It has taken a proactive / environmentally friendly approach to dealing with various types of birds and mammals both on and off the airport property.  For this reason the airport authority is contacted by various airports around the world on dealing with complex wildlife / aircraft issues.

Falcon Environmental Services staff flying trained falcon to scare birds away from the runway.