Report of ACAP's Fifth Advisory Committee meeting now available

The final report of the Fifth Meeting of the ACAP Advisory Committee is now available (click here).


The meeting was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina over the period 13-17 April 2010. The final report includes reports of meetings and activities of the Advisory Committee's four working groups, three of which met immediately before AC5.


At the meeting, the Advisory Committee's chief officers (Chair, Marco Favero of Argentina and Vice-Chair, Mark Tasker of the United Kingdom), as well as the convenors of the four working groups, were re-elected unopposed for a further two-year period.

The next meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC6) is scheduled to be hosted by Ecuador in August 2011. At AC5 Peru reaffirmed its offer to host the Fourth Session of the Meeting of Parties to the Agreement.

The faces of ACAP!  Marcelo Garcia of Chile has kindly provided this masterpiece which illustrates the many personalities involved in ACAP meetings (download larger version here).

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 3 June 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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