In implementing these measures, the parties largely apply the precautionary approach. In particular, the lack of complete scientific security should not be cited as a reason for deferring measures to improve the conservation status of albatross and assault birds where there is a risk of serious or irreversible effects or damage. ACAP periodically holds meetings of the parties (MOP) at which the parties to the agreement meet to discuss progress in the conservation of albatross and storm birds and to make decisions on what to do in the future. AsOC attends these meetings as an observer. Our reports from these meetings are below. 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. The parties take, individually and collectively, specific conservation measures for marine areas that they consider essential for the survival and/or restoration of albatross and stormbird species in an unfavourable state of conservation. The effective implementation of this agreement requires the assistance of certain areas, including research, training or monitoring, in the implementation of conservation measures for albatross and falcons of the tower and their habitats, for the management of these habitats and for the establishment or improvement of the scientific and administrative facilities necessary for the implementation of this agreement. Aware of the cultural importance of albatross and stormbirds to some Aboriginal peoples; non-native species that affect, eliminate or control albatross and tower falcons; Develop and implement conservation technology training programs and measures to mitigate threats to albatross and assaultbirds; the secretariat of the Convention, as well as the secretariat bodies, in the framework of agreements concluded in accordance with paragraphs 3 and 4 of Article IV of the Convention and relevant to albatross and assaultbirds; The parties ensure, individually or collectively, that priority is given to all breeding sites of international importance for albatross and tower falcons.
When a dispute is agreed between two or more parties to technical agreements, the parties agree with each other and with the chair of the advisory committee to settle the dispute amicably. If the parties are unable to resolve the dispute within 12 months of the chairman`s written notification by either party and if, in the Chair`s view, the extension of the dispute could have a detrimental effect on the conservation status of the albatross and assaultbirds listed in this agreement, they refer the dispute to a technical arbitration panel.