White-faced Storm Petrel, photo credit Tony Palliser
Punta del Este, 10 September 2014 - The Eighth Meeting of the Advisory Committee (AC8) of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) will be held from Monday, 15 September to Friday, 19 September 2014, in Punta del Este, Uruguay. A Heads of Delegation meeting will be convened on Sunday, 14 September 2014 in the evening. This will be the first time ACAP has met in Uruguay. Previously it has met in all the other South American countries which are Parties to the Agreement: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador and Peru.
Meetings of the Advisory Committee’s Population and Conservation Status Working Group and Seabird Bycatch Working Group have preceded AC8. These meetings will also be held in Punta del Este, from Monday 8 to Tuesday 9 September and Wednesday 10 to Friday 12 September respectively.
Meeting documents for AC8 and its working groups will appear prior to the meetings in Punta del Este at www.acap.aq. A glimpse at the provisional agenda for the Advisory Committee reveals that as well as considering reports of the working groups (including of its Taxonomy Working Group) it will also consider any proposals brought forward by Parties to list new species within the Agreement. Reports on current work programmes and those proposed for the next triennium for both Advisory Committee and Secretariat will also be featured.
ACAP is a multilateral agreement which seeks to conserve albatrosses and petrels by coordinating international activity to mitigate known threats to their populations. ACAP came into force in February 2004 and currently has 13 member countries and covers 30 species of albatrosses, petrels and shearwaters.
For more information on the meetings please visit the ACAP website.
Last updated on 10 September 2014