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 30 species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters. Read more about the Agreement here.
The Eighth Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee (AC8) is being held held from Monday, 15 September to Friday, 19 September 2014, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. Meetings of the Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PCSWG) and Seabird Bycatch Working Group (SBWG) were held from Monday 8 to Tuesday 9 September (PCSWG), and from Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 September (SBWG).