Dublin Airport reports fall in animal deaths along runways

Dublin Airport reports fall in animal deaths along runways

Hares and birds have been hit by planes at Dublin Airport 54 times this year.

That is significantly down on 2018.

Pilots have reported 43 bird strikes at Dublin Airport so far this year, while 11 hares that live in grassy areas along the runways have been struck.

A number of measures have been introduced by the DAA to cut down on animal deaths including using nets to capture them and setting off flare guns to scare animals off.

According to The Herald, 44 hares were caught and released elsewhere this year.

Another step is to cull hares after there have been a significant number of strikes, 55 were destroyed last year.

Animals were hit 102 times in 2018, which is down to 54 so far this year.

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