News of the Fifth Advisory Committee meeting in Mar del Plata, Argentina, 13-17 April 2010

The Fifth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee (AC5) started on Tuesday 13 April 2010, at the Uthgra Sasso Hotel, Mar del Plata, Argentina.

The meeting was officially opened by local authorities, with attendance by the Mayor of Mar del Plata and staff from the Secretariat of Environment and Sustainable Development of Argentina.

The Fifth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee was declared of importance by the Honourable Council of the City of Mar del Plata.  AC5 thus receives full local support from the host city.

In terms of attendance, all but three Parties to ACAP sent their national delegates to AC5. Thus, a good number of Parties to ACAP have expressed their intention to participate actively in the on-going conservation of albatrosses and petrels.

Warren Papworth (ACAP Executive Secretary) holds the official declaration of interest by the Honorable Deliverance Council of the City of Mar del Plata.

Juan Pablo Seco Pon, ACAP South American News Correspondent, 13 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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