ACAP welcomes new Parties

Any Range State or regional economic integration organisation may accede to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP).

A Range State includes:

  • any State whose jurisdiction includes any part of the range of the albatrosses and petrels covered by the Agreement
  • any State whose flag-state vessels are engaged outside its national jurisdiction in taking, or which have the potential to take any albatrosses and petrels covered by the Agreement

A regional economic integration organisation includes:

  • any organisation constituted by sovereign States of a given region, which has competence in respect of the matters governed by this Agreement, and has been duly authorised, in accordance with its internal procedures to accede to ACAP

There are already thirteen (13) Parties to ACAP: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, France, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Spain, the United Kingdom and Uruguay.

Depositing an Instrument of Accession

A Range State or regional economic integration organisation may deposit its Instrument of Accession to the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) with the Depositary of the Agreement, which is Australia.

The Instrument of Accession should be addressed to the Treaties Secretariat of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Hard copies should be sent to:    RG Casey Building

John McEwen Crescent

Barton ACT 0221

Australia

Electronic copies should be sent to:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Once such an Instrument is received by the Depositary, the Agreement will then enter into force for that Range State or regional economic integration organisation on the first day of the third month following the deposit of the Instrument of Accession. The Depositary may confirm the date of the deposit of the Instrument of Accession by a depositary notification or a Third Person Note provided to each Party to the Agreement.

Any queries?

Please contact the ACAP Secretariat if there are any queries about acceding to ACAP.

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
Australia

Tel: +61 3 6165 6674