December 9, 2013 CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 212-435-7777 STATEMENT FROM THE PORT AUTHORITY ON SNOWY OWLS “The Port Authority is working with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to move immediately toward implementing a program to trap and relocate snowy owls that pose a threat to aircraft at JFK and LaGuardia airports. The Port Authority’s goal is to strike a balance in humanely controlling bird populations at and around the agency’s airports to safeguard passengers on thousands of aircrafts each day. Over the past two weeks, five planes at JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports were struck by snowy owls that have been migrating to our region in far higher than typical numbers this year.”This is great news and I hope that it extends beyond John F. Kennedy to our other local airports as well. Stay alert and remember to make some calls to thank those organizations and politicians who stepped up and did the right thing.
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