Agreement Conservation Albatrosses Petrels

The parties ensure, individually or collectively, that priority is given to all breeding sites of international importance for albatross and tower falcons. There is still a long way to go. One of the main challenges is to obtain accurate information on the location and number of seabirds caught as bycating fishing companies to support the effective implementation of conservation measures. Another challenge is to seek the active participation of range states that are not currently participating in the work of the agreement, as only such cooperation will achieve the ACAP`s objective of achieving and maintaining a favourable state of conservation for albatross and assaultbirds. Checks of the current taxonomy with respect to albatross and tower falcons. The Convention on the Conservation of Albatros and Petrels (ACAP) by its 13 contracting parties aims to preserve albatross and assault birds by coordinating international activities to reduce threats to their population. In 2019, the ACAP Advisory Committee said its 31 listed species were still facing a conservation crisis, with thousands of albatross, assaultbirds and shear water killed each year as a result of fishing measures. To raise public awareness of the crisis, ACAP has opened a World Global Agreement Day to be held annually on June 19 from 2020, when the agreement was signed in 2001. The parties assess the potential impact of the policies, plans, programs and projects on albatross and tower falcons that they believe could adversely affect the conservation of albatross and storm birds before a decision is made on the adoption of these policies, plans, programs or projects, and make the results of these assessments available to the public. to preserve and, where possible and appropriately, to restore habitats important to albatross and assaultbirds; At the third meeting of the parties` meeting, held in Norway in 2009, the three North Pacific albatross (Phoebastria nigripes, Laysan P. immutabilis and P. albatrus short-tailed) were included in the agreement. At the fourth meeting of the meeting of the parties, held in Peru in 2012, the shear water of Puffinus mauretanicus, endemic in the Mediterranean, was incorporated into the agreement.

At the fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties held in Spain in 2015, A. creatopus pink foot shear water was added, bringing the total number of species currently included in the agreement to 31. This agreement applies to the species of albatross and tower falcons listed in Appendix 1 of this agreement and their scope within the meaning of paragraph 2, paragraph (i) of this article. One of the main threats to albatross and assaultbirds is mortality from interactions with fishing gear, particularly longliners and trawls.