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March 15, 2011 10:55 ET

Media Advisory: Government of Canada to Announce Final Preparations for the Transfer of Wood Bison to Russia

FORT SASKATCHEWAN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - Mr. Leon Benoit, Member of Parliament for Vegreville—Wainwright, will be joined by representatives from the Republic of Sakha, Russia, to announce final preparation for the transfer of 30 wood bison from Elk Island National Park, Alberta, to Yakutsk, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia).

Mr. Benoit will participate in this event on behalf of the Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada.

Please note that this advisory is subject to change without notice.

The details are as follows:

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Elk Island National Park
Visitor Centre
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Contact Information

  • Parks Canada
    Media Relations