Celebrating 20 years of seabird conservation: ACAP highlights achievements and future challenges

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The Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) marked a significant milestone this year on the 1 February, celebrating 20 years since coming into force in 2004.

To mark this occasion, ACAP has released a special booklet, Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels: Achievements in the First 20 Years 2004-2024, chronicling its journey and achievements of the past two decades.

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The booklet serves as both a celebration of ACAP’s accomplishments and a call to action for future endeavours. It highlights the vital work done by Parties, researchers, non-Party Range States, Non- Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other entities to protect these incredible seabirds. Additionally, it emphasises the need for continued international collaboration, innovative research, and the implementation of robust conservation measures to ensure a future for the 31 species listed under the Agreement.

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Speaking about the booklet’s release, ACAP’s Executive Secretary, Dr Christine Bogle said, "The commemorative booklet serves as a testament to ACAP's collective dedication in safeguarding the world's albatrosses and petrels. It not only celebrates our past achievements but also ignites a renewed commitment towards a future where these majestic seabirds thrive."

ACAP would like to thank Graphic Designer, David Mackenzie, for producing the booklet, and the many photographers who have contributed to the booklet with their incredible images.

Achievements in the First 20 Years: 2004-2024 is now available to download from the ACAP website in ACAP's three official languages, English, French and Spanish.

28 May 2024

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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