Monday, December 9, 2013

Statement from NYNJ Port Authority

Thanks to the power of activism and people,a hat tip to all who put forth a word for the Snowy Owl. Here below is the statement press release

December 9, 2013 
CONTACT: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey 212-435-7777 


 “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.” # # #