Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

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.

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 EnglishFrench 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 24 June 2022