Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Pacific Seabird Group to meet 7-10 February 2012 on Oahu, Hawaii

The Pacific Seabird Group will hold its 38th Annual Meeting on the island of Oahu, Hawai'i, over 7-10 February 2012.

Attendees at the PSG meeting should have the opportunity to see some North Pacific albatrosses up close for themselves, as Laysan Albatrosses P. immutabilis breed on Oahu in the Ka'ena Point Natural Area Refuge, a site open to the public, and which is now protected by a predator-proof fence

Laysan Albatross and chick at Ka'ena Point. Photograph by Lindsay Young

Breeding Laysan Albatrosses can also be viewed at the Kīlauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on the nearby Hawaiian island of Kauai.

The deadline of 15 May for submitting suggested topics for a special paper session or a symposium (to Kim Rivera at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) for the 2012 PSG meeting is now approaching (click here to access the guidelines).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 27 April 2011