June 10, 2009 13:37 ET

Media Advisory: WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region Hosts Open House

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2009) - WWF-Canada, Atlantic Region, will be hosting an Open House in our Halifax office on Thursday, and we invite the public and media to drop in to learn about our conservation priorities in the region.

Since opening an office in the Halifax in 2001, WWF-Canada, has drawn attention to the devastating impacts of fisheries bycatch and helped reduce the impacts on cod on the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, helped establish The Gully near Sable Island as Atlantic Canada's first marine protected area (MPA), collaborated with multiple groups to get shipping lanes in the Bay of Fundy moved in order to protect critically endangered North Atlantic right whales from collisions with ships, and helped to enact federal legislation that would bring an end to the dumping of bilge oil from ships, which results in the deaths of some 300,000 seabirds annually off the coast of Newfoundland alone.

Date: June 11, 2009
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 5251 Duke Street, Suite 1202 (Duke Tower), Halifax, Nova Scotia

In addition to regional staff, the following representatives from
WWF-Canada will be available for comment:

- Gerald Butts, President and CEO, WWF-Canada
- Dr. Robert Rangeley, Vice President, Atlantic Region, WWF-Canada
- Patricia Koval, Chairman of the Board for WWF-Canada

About WWF-Canada

WWF-Canada is part of WWF, the world's largest conservation organization. At WWF we advocate and promote lasting solutions to the challenge of balancing growing human need and environmental sustainability. In collaboration with business, government, communities and individuals we take a science-based approach to the protection, management and restoration of environmentally sensitive parts of our planet. Our work includes visionary projects focused on climate change, freshwater and the health of habitat and species across Canada and around the world. For more information about WWF-Canada visit wwf.ca.

wwf.ca/newsroom for latest news and media resources

Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews in advance of the open house
    Stacey McCarthy, Communications Specialist
    902-482-1105 x 41 or Cell: 902-209-6457