Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Parties to ACAP

Thirteen countries (known as Parties to the Agreement) have joined the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels. Uruguay is the latest country to have joined ACAP, depositing its Instrument of Ratification on 9 October 2008, and becoming a Party on 1 January 2009.  Uruguay joins the other Parties to the Agreement which are: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, France, Ecuador, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Spain and the United Kingdom.

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Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

(Canberra, 19 June 2001)

Depositary: Australia

[2004] ATS 5

Entry into force generally: 1 February 2004

Parties to the Agreement

Date of Signature
(subject to ratification)

Ratification
Accession (a)
Acceptance (A)

Date of entry into
force for Parties

Argentina 

19 Jan 2004

29 Aug 2006 (see note 3)

1 Nov 2006

Australia 

19 Jun 2001

4 Oct 2001 (see notes 4 & 5)

1 Feb 2004

Brasil 

19 Jun 2001

3 Sep 2008

1 Dec 2008

Chile 

19 Jun 2001

13 Sep 2005

1 Dec 2005

Ecuador 

18 Feb 2003

18 Feb 2003

1 Feb 2004

France 

19 Jun 2001

28 Jun 2005 (A)

1 Sep 2005

New Zealand 

19 Jun 2001

1 Nov 2001

1 Feb 2004

Norway 

N/A

5 Mar 2007 (a)

1 Jun 2007

Peru 

19 Jun 2001

17 May 2005

1 Aug 2005

South Africa 

6 Nov 2003

6 Nov 2003

1 Feb 2004

Spain 

30 Apr 2002

12 Aug 2003

1 Feb 2004

United Kingdom 

19 Jun 2001

2 Apr 2004  (see notes 1 & 2)

1 Jul 2004

Uruguay 

N/A

9 Oct 2008 (a)

1 Jan 2009

 Notes.

1.         United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland ratified the Agreement in respect of itself, British Antarctic Territory, Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur e Islas Sandwich del Sur)[1].

2.         United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland extended its ratification to include the Territory of Tristan da Cunha. The above action was effected in Canberra on 13 April 2006 when notification by diplomatic note No.17/06 from the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was received by the depositary. In accordance with United Kingdom practice, extension of the Agreement to Tristan da Cunha took effect as from the date of receipt of the above notification.

3.         The Argentine Republic deposited its Instrument of Ratification together with a related statement on the 29 August 2006.

4.         The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia deposited a reservation by diplomatic note concerning the entry into force of the amendment to Annex 1 of the Agreement on 14 February 2007.

5.         The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Australia advised withdrawal its reservation to the entry into force of the amendment to Annex 1 of the Agreement on 23 November 2007.

 


[1] A dispute exists between the Government of Argentina and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland concerning the sovereignty over the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (Islas Georgias del Sur e Islas Sandwich del Sur) and the surrounding maritime areas.

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