The Oriental Republic of Uruguay deposited its Instrument of Accession to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra on 9 October 2008.
This action follows the adoption of Law No. 18 237 by Uruguay's Senate and Chamber of Representatives meeting in a General Assembly on 16 July 2008. See: .http://www.acap.aq/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=96&Itemid=28.
In accordance with Article XVI, the Agreement will enter into force for Uruguay on 1 January 2009, when it will become the 13th Party to ACAP, following Brazil which becomes the 12th Party on 1 December 2008. See: http://www.acap.aq/en/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=114&Itemid=28.
From the beginning of next year there will be six South American Parties to the Agreement: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Uruguay.
News from John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer. Posted 13 November 2008