SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

June 15, 2015 14:46 ET

Media Advisory: Director General of International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to Visit Ottawa

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - June 15, 2015) - Danish economist Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is available for limited media interviews following her Canadian meetings.

When:Thursday, June 18 from 2 pm onward
Where:Downtown Ottawa
Why:Andersen is in Canada to meet with government and non-governmental organizations about global conservation issues
Who:Andersen's visit is hosted by the Canadian Committee for IUCN

"We are honoured to host Inger Andersen's first Canadian visit as head of IUCN," says Rick Bates, Executive Director of the Canadian Wildlife Federation and President of the Canadian Committee for the IUCN. "We look forward to ongoing discussions on sustainability."

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About Inger Andersen and the IUCN
Inger Andersen has a master's degree in developmental economics and African politics from the University of London. She worked with the United Nations and World Bank prior to becoming Director General of IUCN in January, 2015. Her specialties include water, sustainable development, biodiversity and international affairs. IUCN is the world's oldest and largest global environmental organization, with more than 1,200 government and NGO Members and almost 11,000 volunteer experts in 160 countries.

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation
The Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) is a national, not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, developing and delivering education programs, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending changes to policy and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. For more information visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Pamela Logan
    Communications Director
    Canadian Wildlife Federation
    613-599-5954 x 250 or 613-222-1405