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Objectives The objective of the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) is to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels, by conserving and restoring habitats, eliminating or controlling non-native species detrimental to albatrosses and petrels, and to research, educate, raise awareness and disseminate information. Area of competenceACAP applies to the birds’ complete ranges, that is all the areas of land or water that any albatross or petrel inhabits, stays in temporarily, crosses, or over-flies at any time on its normal migration routes.
ACAP area of competence
The designations employed and the presentation of material in the map(s) are for illustration only and do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of FAO concerning the legal or constitutional status of any country, territory or sea area, or concerning the delimitation of frontiers or boundaries.
Species and stocks coverage

22 species of albatross (Diomedea exulans; Diomedea dabbenena; Diomedea antipodensis; Diomedea amsterdamensis; Diomedea epomophora; Diomedea sanfordi; Phoebastria irrorata; Phoebastria albatrus; Phoebastria immutabilis; Phoebastria nigripes; Thalassarche cauta; Thalassarche steadi; Thalassarche salvini; Thalassarche eremite; Thalassarche bulleri; Thalassarche chrysostoma; Thalassarche melanophris; Thalassarche impavida; Thalassarche carteri; Thalassarche chlororhynchos; Phoebetria fusca; Phoebetria palpebrata) and 8 species of petrels (Macronectes giganteus; Macronectes halli; Procellaria aequinoctialis; Procellaria conspicillata; Procellaria parkinsoni; Procellaria westlandica; Procellaria cinerea; Puffinus mauretanicus).


Member: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, France, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, South Africa, Spain, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

FAO is a non-voting member, and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC) is an associate member.

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