Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Applications are closing soon for the 2022 ACAP Secondment Programme

ACAP Website Secondments closing soon 575 400 pxImage credit: Campbell Albatross off North Cape, NZ; photograph by Kirk Zufelt

ACAP would like to advise applications for the 2022 Secondment Programme are closing soon. 

Progress reports from previous and ongoing secondments (including the examples below) can be found in the Advisory Committee Information Papers from previous meetings, here. Proposals should aspire to foster cross-Party collaboration, knowledge-sharing and capacity-building within Parties. Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that account for any ongoing practical challenges and limitations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Previous successful proposals have included:

  • Habitat selection of the Black-browed Albatross (Thalassarche melanophris) in the South-West Atlantic: importance of marine fronts and fishing activity 
  • Connecting knowledge, people and countries: Advancing in outreach, understanding of threats and mitigation measures for the conservation of Pink-footed Shearwater (Ardenna creatopus) throughout its cycle. 

Applicants are advised to focus proposals on tasks contained within the work programmes of the Advisory Committee (Annex 4, MoP7 Report) and Secretariat (see Annex 2, MoP7 Report). 

Applications will only be accepted from ACAP Parties.  Applicants are encouraged to contact the Working Group Convenors, the Advisory Committee Chair or Vice-chair, or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help identify ACAP priority areas for their proposal. Completed applications are to be submitted to relevant ACAP National Contact Points, who will then forward them to the ACAP Secretariat.

Applications must be received by the ACAP Secretariat by close of business on Monday, 26 September 2022. Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application by Tuesday, 8 November 2022.

Click here for more information, including application criteria, and the application form (also available in French and Spanish).

Posted 14 September 2022