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Symposium on aviation wildlife hazards to be held in Kisumu

The Kenya Airports Authority in collaboration with the National Birdstrike Committee of Kenya is organizing the East African Wildlife Symposium to be held in Kisumu on 28 – 30 May 2014.

The theme for this year’s symposium is, “Wildlife Hazards, Land use and Aviation Safety: Impact, challenges and opportunities for synergy.”

Damage caused by a bird strike on the nose of a Boeing 737.

Damage caused by a bird strike on the nose of a Boeing 737.

The main objective of this year’s symposium is to facilitate the exchange of aviation wildlife hazard information, enhance capacity, discuss upcoming trends and innovations within the industry and create a strong network among stakeholders that will effectively reduce wildlife strikes within East Africa’s aviation industry.

The symposium, now in its third year, attracts participation from aviation stakeholders and their associations, international agencies, universities and research institutions, land use planners, technology providers, aviation safety regulators and leaders among others.

Incidents involving wildlife cost the global aviation industry billions of dollars annually.

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