ACAP Secondments still open for applications

Guzman 1Pink-footed Shearwaters inside the Coastal Marine Protected Area, Mar de Juan Fernández; photograph by Héctor Gutiérrez Guzmán

Applications for the Agreement’s 2023 Secondment Programme are closing soon. 

Applicants are encouraged to develop proposals that progress the Agreement’s objective to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. Emphasis should be placed on tasks outlined in the work programs of the Advisory Committee (see Annex 4, AC13 Report) and Secretariat (see Annex 5, AC13 Report).

Previous successful applications have proposed: an investigation of the social factors behind the adoption or avoidance of seabird bycatch mitigation measures in fisheries, knowledge-sharing between Parties on mitigation techniques and outreach approaches to fishers, addressing gaps in population data of and threats to specific ACAP-listed species, and enhancing dog detection skills for invasive species control and seabird survey capabilities. 

Only applications from ACAP Parties will be considered, and applications should foster cross-Party collaboration, and promote knowledge-sharing and capacity-building within 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 (in any of the three Agreement languages – English, French or Spanish) are to be submitted to relevant ACAP National Contact Points, who will then forward them to the ACAP Secretariat by Monday 16 October 2023.

The 2023 application forms, in all three ACAP official languages, are available to download here.

29 September 2023 

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.

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