The Ninth Meeting of ACAP’s Advisory Committee (AC9) will be held in La Serena, Chile next month from the 9th to the 13th. It will be preceded by the Seventh Meeting of the AC’s Seabird Bycatch Working Group from 2 to 4 May and the Third Meeting of the AC’s Population and Conservation Status Working Group on 5 and 6 May. The three meetings will be held at the beach-side Hotel Club La Serena. La Serena is a coastal town 470 km north of Santiago, the capital of Chile.
Ten of the Agreement’s 13 Parties are expected to be present. In addition, three non-Party Range States (Canada, Namibia and the USA) will be attending as observers. Three international non-governmental organizations will also attend the meetings as observers. They are:
NGOs and other organizations from five countries are also listed to attend:
American Bird Conservancy, USA
Colorado State University, USA
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK
Grupo de Ecología y Conservación de Islas, Mexico
One Health Institute, University of California, Davis, USA
Instituto de Fomento Pesquero, Chile
Island Conservation, Chile
Projeto Albatroz, Brazil
Click here for a list of expected meeting participants to AC9 by name and affiliation.
Sooty Albatross near Amsterdam Island, photograph by Kirk Zufelt
AC9 will be chaired by Mark Tasker, Joint Nature Conservation Committee, United Kingdom. The ACAP Secretariat will be represented by Marco Favero, Executive Secretary, Wiesława Misiak, Science Officer and John Cooper, Information Officer, along with Juan Pablo Seco Pon of Argentina and an interpretation team.
Documents and Information Papers for the three meetings are now available on this website. Note that some are password protected, with only summaries publically available.
John Cooper, ACAP Information Officer, 13 April 2016