Disease Threats to ACAP Species

Infectious diseases have the potential to cause rapid declines and extinction in vulnerable
vertebrate populations. Although they often breed far from continents and experience very
little human contact, albatrosses and large petrels are not beyond the reach of pathogens.

Review of pathogens described in ACAP species



The Agreement on the
Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations.

About ACAP

ACAP Secretariat

119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

Email: secretariat@acap.aq
Tel: +61 3 6165 6674