April 25, 2008 10:44 ET

WWF-Canada: Available For Comment-Federal Listing of Polar Bears as Threatened

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 25, 2008) - WWF-Canada will be available to comment this afternoon on the Committee on the Status of Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) recommendation on whether to list polar bears as threatened under the Species at Risk Act.

COSEWIC will be holding a media conference in Yellowknife at 1:00 PM (3:00 PM Toronto) today to announce their recommendations.

WWF-Canada can provide analysis on:

- What this decision means for polar bears
- What will happen next
- The threats to polar bears
- What needs to be done in order to ensure polar bears are protected
- The Prime Minister's role in protecting polar bears

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

Contact Information

  • To arrange interviews contact:
    Kyle Ferguson, Manager, Communications
    (416) 484-7732 or Cell: (416) 819-5631
    Website: www.wwf.ca