2000 birds culled to protect planes and farms

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

By Rachel Young - The Press

About 2000 Canada geese have been killed to prevent birdstrike to planes and damage to farm land. Christchurch International Airport Limited (CIAL) and Federated Farmers held a Canada goose cull at Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere this month. Christchurch Airport strategy and sustainability general manager Rhys Boswell said the geese were a "significant threat" to agricultural productivity throughout the South Island and aviation safety. He said significant numbers of geese were seen flying across airport flight paths last month, which was dangerous for planes, and ultimately could bring one down.   

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