News from the ACAP Secretariat in Hobart

Warren Papworth appointed ACAP's first Executive Secretary

Following on from interviews conducted during the time of the Third Session of the Meeting of Parties of ACAP in Bergen, Norway in April/May 2009, the Chair of the Session, Gunn Paulsen of the Norwegian Directorate for Nature Management, has advised Parties that Warren Papworth has accepted an offer of Employment to the position of Executive Secretary to the Agreement.  The appointment took effect from 19 June.

Warren has served as Executive Secretary to the Interim Secretariat of ACAP since May 2005.  His new appointment will ensure a continuity of activity at and service from the Secretariat's Offices in Hobart, Tasmania.

Who is visiting the Secretariat?

ACAP's honorary Information Officer, John Cooper is making his second annual visit to work in the Secretariat's offices in the months of July and August this year.  With the redesigned ACAP web site planned to go live during his stay a steady flow of news items is once more expected.  At times during his visit, the Secretariat's offices contained up to six staffers, leading to some crowding, but also to valuable interactions.

ACAP Secretariat, 19 August 2009


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.

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