Final preparations for AC5: News from Argentina

The Fifth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee (AC5) starts Tuesday, 13 April 2010, at the Uthgra Sasso Hotel, Mar del Plata, Argentina. The final adjustments are taking place at the hotel.

Prior to the AC5 meeting several working groups (Status & Trends, Seabird Bycatch and Breeding Sites) will meet from 8 - 10 April. The Status & Trends and Seabird Bycatch Working Goups will assemble at the Sala de Juntas Room and the Las Arenas Room on 8 April, respectively. The Sala de Juntas Room perfectly fits the number of people involved in the STWG. The Las Arenas Room has a bigger capacity (100 pax), thus sufficient room is available for the two-day meeting of the SBWG starting on 8 April. The Secretariat has an executive room available, already converted into their work bunker.

Photo: Final details for the AC5 meeting are discussed between ACAP personnel from the Uthgra Sasso Hotel at Mar del Plata. From right to left: Barry Baker (SBWG Convener), Marco Favero (Chair ACAP Advisory Committee), Carolina Barrientos (Commercial Department Uthgra Sasso Hotel), Warren Papworth (ACAP Executive Secretary), Luke Finley (ACAP Web Administrator) and Sofía Copello (Local Secretariat). Photo: Juan Pablo Seco Pon.

Juan Pablo Seco Pon, South American News Correspondent, 07 April 2010

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