Welcome to ACAP

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.  ACAP came into force in February 2004 and currently has 13 member countries and covers 31 species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.  Read more about the Agreement here.

Download the Achievements in the First Ten Years 2004 - 2014 booklet and the Seabird Bycatch Identification Guide.


The Ninth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee (AC9) and the Third and Seventh Meetings of its Population and Conservation Status  (PaCSWG3) and Seabird Bycatch (SBWG7) Working Groups took place in La Serena, Chile during May 2016. The Advisory Committee and its Population & Conservation Status and Seabird Bycatch Working Groups will next meet in New Zealand in 2017.