AGREEMENT ON THE CONSERVATION OF ALBATROSSES AND PETRELS
(Canberra, 19 June 2001)
Objective and Fundamental Principles
1. The objective of this Agreement is to achieve and maintain a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels.
2. The Parties shall take measures, both individually and together, to achieve this objective.
3. In implementing such measures the Parties shall widely apply the precautionary approach. In particular, where there are threats of serious or irreversible adverse impacts or damage, lack of full scientific certainty shall not be used as a reason for postponing measures to enhance the conservation status of albatrosses and petrels.