Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP Species Summaries

The illustrated 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 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”.  As an interim service prior to translation, they are listed below with links to the original posts in ACAP Latest News.

Balearic Shearwater Puffinus mauretanicus
Black Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni
Grey Petrel Procellaria cinerea
Northern Giant Petrel Macronectes hall
Pink-footed Shearwater Ardenna creatopus
Southern Giant Petrel Macronectes giganteus
Spectacled Petrel Procellaria conspicillata
Westland Petrel Procellaria westlandica
White-chinned Petrel Procellaria aequinoctialis


Updated 22 April 2022