Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Uruguay completes national legislation to accede to the Agreement

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The Oriental Republic of Uruguay's Senate and Chamber of Representatives meeting in a General Assembly on 16 July 2008 adopted Law No. 18 237 which enables Uruguay to accede to the  Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels.

The law was included in the National Registry of Laws under the signature of the President of Uruguay, Dr Tabaré Vasquez on 30 July 2008.

Uruguay will become a Party to ACAP three months after it submits its document of accession to the Depository, in Canberra, Australia.  With this, Uruguay will join Argentina, Brazil (whose submission of its instrument of ratication is shortly expected), Chile, Ecuador and Peru on the list of Southern American countries who have become ACAP Parties.

Uruaguay's National Plan of Action - Seabirds may be found at:

ftp://ftp.fao.org/FI/DOCUMENT/IPOAS/national/uruguay/PAN_AvesMarinasUruguay_final.pdf

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, posted 17 August 2008