ACAP Species Summaries

The illustrated ACAP Species Summaries that follow have been produced to help inform the general public, including school learners, of the biology and conservation needs of the 31 ACAP-listed albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.  They serve to complement the more detailed and referenced ACAP Species Assessments, the ACAP Photo Essay series that feature the photographs and experiences of researchers in their own words, and the growing ACAP Species Infographic series that can be freely downloaded as posters.

The 22 albatross summaries were originally produced to inform members of Artists and Biologists Unite for Nature (ABUN) who produced artworks to support World Albatross Day 2020.  They have been produced in in all three ACAP official languages of English, French and Spanish.

Similarly, summaries in English for the nine ACAP-listed petrels and shearwaters were used to accompany ABUN paintings in early 2021 for a project entitled “Painting Petrels in Peril”.

Updated 20 April 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.

About ACAP

ACAP Secretariat

119 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000

Tel: +61 3 6165 6674