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.
The Ninth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee (AC9) took place in La Serena, Chile, from 9 to 13 May 2016. Meetings of its Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PaCSWG3) and Seabird Bycatch Working Group (SBWG7) preceded AC9, being held from 2 to 4 May 2016 (SBWG7) and 5 to 6 May 2016 (PaCSWG3) in La Serena.