Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will experiment 20 pigs, which will move freely on the fields (about size almost 2 km) between two runways during six-week.
A pilot project has been launched to find out whether pigs might be able to help ward off birds at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.
The 20 pigs will be foraging on a two-hectare plot of land between Runway 18R-36L and Runway 18C-36C, where sugar beets were recently harvested. Crop residues can also attract birds.
Every year are dozens of clashes planes with birds, especially with geese.
Twenty bird controllers are currently keeping track of bird activity at the airport. They work throughout the airfield to keep the birds away at all hours of the night and day, using technology varying from special sounds to laser beams.
Other measures are also in place to keep the airfield as unappealing as possible for birds such as special types of grass.