Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

  • The last straw? Two Southern Ocean albatrosses die after ingesting balloons in Australia Some environmental NGOs are also working against single-use plastic straws. Read more on the above two incidents here . With thanks to David Stewart. John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 17 February 2017
  • Today is World Oceans Day - with a plastic pollution theme

    a more-environmentally friendly policy for ACAP, starting with avoiding the presence of single-use plastic bottles and straws at its meetings. ACAP has already moved to holding largely paperless meetings, collecting and reusing delegates’ plastic name...
  • “Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution”. The Albatross and Petrel Agreement supports World Migratory Bird Day in 2019

    A wide range of such items has been found in their stomachs, from plastic bags, toothbrushes , cigarette lighters , plastic straws , bottle tops and toy soldiers to fragments of latex balloons and Styrofoam , and even the sole of a shoe : the list seems...
  • A plastic straw is found in a juvenile mollymawk albatross in New Zealand

    straw by a parent prior to it fledging, or it may have picked it up from the sea surface and swallowed it itself. Plastic straws appear to be rarely recorded as having been swallowed by southern hemisphere albatrosses. A previous record covered by ACAP...

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