Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

Seabird research and conservation to be discussed at August’s 27th International Ornithological Congress in Canada

The 27th International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress2018) will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada over 19-26 August.  The Congress is held under the auspices of the International Ornithologists' Union.

Peter Ryan, Director of the FitzPatrick Institute of African Ornithology, University of Cape Town, South Africa will give a plenary address entitled Seabird Conservation - a Southern Hemisphere PerspectiveClick here for a list of all the plenary speakers and titles of their presentations.

A round-table discussion on seabird research and conservation in the Pacific Ocean will be held at the Congress.

Globally Endangered Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross on Prince Edward Island in the Southern Ocean, photograph by Peter Ryan

Abstracts for "traditional paper posters" may be submitted until 5 July (click here), providing registration has first been completed.  The full programme for the congress will be released this month.

“For more than 100 years, the quadrennial International Ornithological Congress has provided the platform where ornithologists from all over the world meet to share up-to-date research and conservation accomplishments and concerns. These congresses have been held in different geographical locations each time, not only to highlight regional efforts but also to facilitate participation for those who are unable to travel long distances to attend.”

John Cooper, ACAP information Officer, 07 June 2018