A significant milestone: ACAP completes Species Assessment texts for all 29 listed albatrosses and petrels

With the addition of ACAP Species Assessment texts for the Black-footed P. nigripes and Laysan Phoebastria immutabilis Albatrosses to the ACAP web site this month (click here) a milestone has been reached with up-to-date and authoritative accounts now available for all 29 listed species of albatrosses and petrels.


The Species Assessments cover such aspects as taxonomy, breeding and at-sea distributions, population sizes by localities and conservation threats and needs, along with a selected bibliography.



This large task, which has taken more than two years to complete, has been led by ACAP's Science Officer, Dr Wiesława Misiak, with inputs drafting and reviewing texts from a large number of experts from both within and outside the ACAP community - as acknowledged in the individual species' texts.  Grateful thanks are due to all.


John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 22 April 2010

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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