Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels

ACAP’s Advisory Committee to hold its Ninth Meeting in Chile next May

Location and Dates of Meetings

The Ninth Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee (AC9) will be held from Monday, 9 May to Friday, 13 May 2016, in Chile.  Chile became a Party to the Agreement in December 2005.

Pink-footed Shearwater, a Chilean breeding endemic and ACAP's most recently listed species, photograph courtesy of Fardela Blanca

The location of the meeting venue will be advised in AC9 Meeting Circular 2.  Meetings of the Population and Conservation Status Working Group and Seabird Bycatch Working Group will precede AC9, at the same venue.  These meetings will be held from Monday, 2 May to Friday, 6 May 2016.  A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday, 8 May 2016 in the evening.  

Meeting Documents

The deadlines for submission and distribution of meeting documents for AC9 and the Working Groups meetings follow:

2 January 2016.  Draft agenda for AC9 distributed

1 February 2016.  New items for inclusion in the agenda submitted to Secretariat 

9 March 2016.  AC9 Working Papers and abstracts for Working Group documents requiring translation submitted to Secretariat

9 March 2016.  Revised draft agenda for AC9 distributed

28 March 2016.  Information papers and documents for Working Group meetings submitted to Secretariat

8 April 2016.  Meeting documents distributed in the working languages by the Secretariat
Meeting documents will not be accepted after these dates.  It would be appreciated if participants could advise the Secretariat of any papers that they intend submitting to the meeting as soon as possible.

Applications for Observer Status

The deadlines for submission of requests for Observer status to attend AC9 are:

8 February 2016:  Submission of written requests for observer status by international bodies

9 March 2016:  Submission of written requests for observer status from non-international bodies

9 March 2016.  International bodies advised if their request for observer status has been approved

8 April 2016.  Non-international bodies advised if their request for observer status has been approved

Information on registration and other meeting arrangements will be provided in Meeting Circular No 2.

The First Session of the Meeting of the Parties to ACAP, held in Hobart, Australia in 2004 established an Advisory Committee to provide expert advice and information to ACAP Parties, the Secretariat and others. Click here to access reports and documents of previous meetings of ACAP’s Advisory Committee.  The previous meeting (the 8th) was held in Punta del Este, Uruguay in September 2014.

ACAP Secretariat, 28 September 2015