Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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 Tenth Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC10) was held in Wellington, New Zealand from 11 to 15 September 2017.  Meetings of the Seabird Bycatch Working Group (SBWG8), and the Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PaCSWG4) preceded AC10, SBWG8 from 4 to 6 September, and PaCSWG4 from 7 to 8 September.  A workshop on Pterodroma and other small burrowing petrels was held on 9 September.