Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP Species Summaries

The illustrated Species Summaries that follow have been written 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 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. Summaries for the nine ACAP-listed petrels and shearwaters will also be illustrated by ABUN paintings in early 2021 for a project entitled “Painting Petrels in Peril”.

In addition, infographic posters of the Critically Endangered Tristan and Waved Albatrosses have been produced by illustrator Namasri Niumim to support World Albatross Day in 2021 and its chosen theme “Ensuring Albatross-friendly Fisheries”. 

The Species Summaries and infographics are available in all three ACAP official languages, English, French and Spanish.