The 7th International Albatross and Petrel Conference takes place next week in Mexico. You can read the abstracts now

 IAPC7The 7th International Albatross and Petrel Conference (IAPC7) will be held next week in the coastal city of Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico over 20-26 May 2024.  An agenda and Abstracts of the plenaries and oral presentations are now available on the conference website, revealing a number of papers being offered on ACAP-listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.  Titles and authors of 18 presentations to be made in a poster session during the evening of the 21st are also available on the IAPC7 website.

IAPC7 bogleMany members of the broader ACAP community are listed as senior or co-authors of oral and poster presentations, including Christine Bogle, ACAP’s Executive Secretary, who will present a plenary on the 23rd with the title “20 years of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels”.  Other ACAP authors of oral presentations include Mike Double (ACAP Advisory Committee Chair), Tatiana Neves (ACAP Advisory Committee Vice-chair), Marco Favero, Patrícia Pereira Serafini and Richard Phillips (convenors, ACAP Population and Conservation Status Working Group) and Igor Debski, Dimas Gianuca and Sebastián Jiménez (convenors, ACAP Seabird Bycatch Group).

IAPC7 workshop

Patrícia Serafini is also co-leading a workshop on the afternoon of the 23rd titled “Q&A Session and Wet Lab Training for working with Albatrosses and Petrels during the on-going High Pathogenicity H5N1 Avian Influenza Outbreak” (click here for its description).  The workshop is being supported by the ACAP Secondment Programme.  It is to be a hybrid model, with interested persons not attending the IAPC7 being able to follow the workshop virtually.  Read more about the workshop in ACAP Latest News.
IAPC7 posterIAPC7 attendees will hear about efforts to create Mexico’s first breeding population of Black-footed Albatrosses Phoebastria nigripes (click here for the abstract)

John Cooper, Emeritus Information Officer, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels, 14 May 2024

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