June 16, 2010 17:14 ET

Media Advisory-Photo-Op: WWF Panda on Parliament Hill

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 16, 2010) - The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) panda mascot will be lounging in a Muskoka chair by the Centennial Flame on Ottawa's Parliament Hill as part of the G8/G20 Global Day of Action and to release WWF's climate change policies position paper.

The panda's appearance is intended to raise awareness about the urgent need for world leaders to address climate change at the upcoming G8/G20 summits in Ontario later this month.

WHO: Famous WWF panda bear mascot in a Muskoka chair

WHEN: Thursday (June 17) at 11 am

WHERE: In front of the Centennial Flame, Parliament Hill, Ottawa

About WWF

WWF is one of the world's largest and most respected independent conservation organizations, with more than 5 million supporters and a global network active in over 100 countries. WWF's mission is to stop the degradation of the earth's natural environment and to build a future in which humans live in harmony with nature, by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable, and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption. www.wwf.ca for latest news and media resources.

About At the Table Global Day of Action

On the June 17 G8/G20 Global Day of Action, there will be an anchor event in Toronto, Canada and 'national send-off events' in several other G20 countries. We urge Heads of State to put money on the table at the G8 and G20 summits to tackle climate change, a continuous dependency on dangerous fossil fuels, and deepening poverty and food insecurity. http://atthetable2010.org/dayofaction.

Download the WWF position paper (PDF): http://assets.panda.org/downloads/wwf_g8_g20_4p_per_pagesfinal.pdf.

This news release and associated material can be found on www.wwf.ca.

Contact Information