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WWF-Canada: Media Advisory-Major Conservation Win for B.C. Coast

by NationTalk on April 19, 2008491 Views

Federal Government, Council of the Haida Nation, and WWF-Canada make joint announcement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(April 18, 2008) –

When: Monday, April 21, 2008, 2:00 pm – 2:30 pmWhere: The Observation Deck 504 – 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC (To access the Observation Deck, head north along the West Promenade at Canada Place. Take the staircase on your right hand side to the level directly below the IMAX Theatre. Access is also available via the glass elevators located at the north end of P1 and P2 of the parkade)

Who:
– The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources
– Representative from the Council of the Haida Nation
– Chris Elliott, VP Pacific Region, WWF-Canada
Note: Speakers will be available immediately following the announcement for photo opportunities and interviews.

What: The Honourable Gary Lunn, Minister of Natural Resources, Representative from the Council of the Haida Nation, and Chris Elliott, Vice-President Pacific Region, WWF-Canada, will make a significant conservation announcement regarding B.C.’s Coast.

Why: British Columbians and Canadians have reason to celebrate on Earth Day. A collaborative effort between governments, First Nations, coastal and science communities, resource users, fishing organizations and environmental groups, has resulted in a conservation milestone that will help protect Canada’s oceans.

(C) 1986 Panda symbol WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature (also known as World Wildlife Fund)

®”WWF” and “living planet” are WWF Registered Trademarks

For more information, please contact

WWF-Canada
Melissa Tupper
Communications Specialist
(604) 694-6652 or Mobile: (778) 835-2966
Email: mtupper@wwfcanada.org

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