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.

The Sixth Session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement (MoP6) was held in the Skukuza Rest Camp, Kruger National Park, South Africa from 7 to 11 May 2018.

The Eleventh Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee (AC11) will be held from 13 to 17 May 2019, in Florianópolis, Brazil.  Meetings of the Seabird Bycatch Working Group (SBWG), and the Population and Conservation Status Working Group (PaCSWG) will precede AC11 at the same venue (SBWG9 from 6 to 8 May, and PaCSWG5 from 9 to 10 May). More information will be provided in Meeting Circular 1.