Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) through its 13 Parties strives to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activities to mitigate threats to their populations.  In 2019 ACAP's Advisory Committee declared that a conservation crisis continues to be faced by its 31 listed species, with thousands of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters dying every year as a result of fisheries operations.  To increase awareness of this crisis ACAP inaugurated a World Albatross Day to be held annually on 19 June from 2020, the date the Agreement was signed in 2001.

** NEW **  ACAP calls for applications to undertake a secondment  ** NEW **

Applications are sought to undertake a secondment under the ACAP Secondment Programme for the purpose of building capacity within Parties, and as a means of achieving tasks within the current work programmes of the Advisory Committee. Click here for more information, including application criteria, and the application form.  Also available in French and Spanish.

*** Seventh Session of the Meeting of the Parties: Final Report released  ***

The Seventh Session of the Meeting of the Parties (MoP7) to the Agreement was held online over 9-13 May 2022, with Australia acting as host and Meeting Chair.  The Final Report of the meeting is now available in the three ACAP official languages of English, French and Spanish.  Documents and Information Papers considered at the meeting are also available. Read a summary by the ACAP Secretariat of the  meeting’s outcomes here.