ACAP Welcomes its New Executive Secretary

A new Executive Secretary has been appointed for the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP), which was concluded under the auspices of CMS.

At a small and informal ceremony at the end of January in the ACAP office suite in Salamanca Square, Hobart, ACAP's first Executive Secretary, Warren Papworth handed over the reins (and the key to the door) to Marco Favero of Argentina.  Following an advertising of the position Marco was chosen to take over from Warren as ACAP's second Executive Secretary in Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain at the time of the Fifth Session of the Meeting of Parties held in May last year (click here).

Marco was born in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1963 and studied marine biology at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata.  After his graduation in 1986, he started a 20-year research project in Antarctica, and later earned his Doctoral degree for his thesis on Antarctic seabird ecology.  His background in the biology and ecology of top marine predators comprises over 200 publications including research articles and presentations at scientific conferences.

CMS would like to express its gratitude to Warren and wishes Marco well for this term in office.

 

Last updated on 19 February 2016

Type: 
News item
Country: 
Antarctica
Argentina
Australia
Region: 
Antarctica
Oceania
Species: 
Diomedea amsterdamensis
Diomedea antipodensis
Diomedea dabbenena
Diomedea epomophora
Diomedea exulans
Diomedea sanfordi
Species group: 
Birds