You read it here first! The Fifth Albatross and Petrel Conference to be held in New Zealand in 2012

The ACAP web site is pleased to announce a world exclusive: the Fifth International Conference on the Biology and Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (IAPC5) will be held during August 2012 in Wellington, New Zealand.


The conference follows on from the four previous albatross and petrel conferences, held in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia in 1995; Honolulu, Hawaii, USA (2000); Montevideo, Uruguay (2004); and Cape Town, South Africa (2008).


The organization of IAPC5 will be lead by New Zealand's National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The current contact person for the conference is Dr David Thompson at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo..

NIWA is a Crown-owned research and consultancy company, with a global reputation as experts in water and atmospheric research. Its mission is to conduct leading environmental science to enable the sustainable management of natural resources for New Zealand and the planet.


A more detailed notice is expected shortly, along with the establishment of a web site for the conference.

John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 1 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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