Sixth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee to be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador in August-September 2011

The Sixth Meeting of ACAP's Advisory Committee (AC6) will be held from Monday, 29 August to Friday, 2 September 2011 at the Unipark Hotel, Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Meetings of the Status and Trends, Breeding Sites and Seabird Bycatch Working Groups will precede AC6.  These meetings will also be held at the Unipark Hotel, from Monday, 22 August to Friday, 26 August, 2011.  The exact dates of individual Working Group meetings will be advised in Meeting Circular No. 2.

A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday, 28 August 2011.  The time and venue for this meeting will be advised closer to the meeting date.

Meeting Documents

Meeting documents requiring translation are to be submitted to the Secretariat no later than 30 June 2011 in order that they may be distributed in the three official languages 30 days in advance of the meeting.  It would assist the operation of the meeting if papers were submitted as early as possible in advance of this date.  All meeting documents must be submitted by 29 July 2011.  Meeting documents will not be accepted after this date unless there are exceptional circumstances.

A draft document list will be circulated with Meeting Circular 2.  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

International bodies wishing to participate in the Advisory Committee meeting must submit a written application to the Secretariat by 31 May 2011.  Applications from other bodies wishing to attend this meeting must submit a written application by 30 June 2011.

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

Warren Papworth                                                                 Marco Favero

Executive Secretary                                                             Chair

ACAP Secretariat                                                                 Advisory Committee

Guayaquil is the largest and the most populous city in Ecuador, with a metro area population exceeding 3.3 million in 2009, as well as being the nation's main port.  Guayaquil is located on the western bank of the Guayas River, which flows into the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Guayquil.  Because of its location, the city is the centre of Ecuador's business and manufacturing industries (see

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