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April 16, 2012 13:17 ET

Media Advisory: WWF at Montreal International Polar Year 2012 Conference

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - April 16, 2012) - WWF experts are participating as panelists and presenters at the upcoming International Polar Year 2012 Conference, taking place in Montreal from April 22 to 27, 2012, and will be available to the media. Details on participants, areas of expertise, and availability are detailed below.

The International Polar Year 2012 Conference is the largest and most important scientific conference for polar science and climate change, impacts and adaptation. www.ipy2012montreal.ca.

Name Alexander Shestakov
Title Director, Global Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Panel Speaker on Arctic shipping (Tuesday, April 24, 10 a.m.-noon)
Areas of Expertise - WWF's Global Arctic Program
- Arctic shipping
Availability April 22 to 28
Contact ashestakov@wwfcanada.org
613 293 3149
Name Clive Tesar
Title Head of Communications and External Relations, Global Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Panel Convener on Framing the poles, conflict or cooperation, conservation or exploitation (Wednesday, April 25, 10 a.m.-noon)
Action forum panelist on polar engagement (Tuesday, April 24, 1:30-3 p.m.)
Areas of Expertise - WWF's Last Ice Area program and Coca-Cola's Arctic Home campaign
- WWF's Global Arctic Program
- Engaging northern communities on conservation
Availability April 22 to 28
Contact ctesar@wwfcanada.org
613 314 9210
Name Dan Slavik
Title Advisor, Marine Spatial Planning, Canadian Arctic Program, Inuvik Office, WWF
Participation in IPY Attendee
Areas of Expertise - Spatial Planning in the Beaufort Sea
Western Canadian Arctic conservation
- Application of local and traditional knowledge in conservation
Availability April 20 to 30
Contact dlsavik@wwfcanada.org
867-678-5660
Name James Snider
Title Conservation Science Advisor, Canadian Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Poster presentation on RACER (April 24, 5-7 p.m., in room 220bcd of the Palais des congrés)
Areas of Expertise - WWF's Rapid Assessment of features and areas for Circumarctic Ecosystem Resilience in the 21st Century (RACER)
- Spatial analysis, conservation planning
Availability April 22 to 27
Contact jsnider@wwfcanada.org
647-271-8121
Name Marie-Claude Lemieux
Title Regional Director, Quebec Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Attendee
Areas of Expertise - WWF in Quebec
Availability Anytime (based in Montreal)
Contact mclemieux@wwfcanada.org
514-260-6233
Name Dr. Martin Sommerkorn
Title Senior Climate Change Advisor, Global Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Oral presentation on RACER
Areas of Expertise - WWF's Rapid Assessment of features and areas for Circumarctic Ecosystem Resilience in the 21st Century (RACER)
- Climate change in the Arctic
Availability April 22 to 29
Contact msommerkorn@wwf.no
+47 92606995
Name Martin von Mirbach
Title Director, Canadian Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Panel speaker on Designing Tools to Turn Knowledge Into Action (Action Session 4.4.1 - Thursday, April 26, 10:30 a.m.- noon)
Areas of Expertise - WWF's Canadian Arctic Program
- Sustainable development in the Canadian Arctic
- Offshore drilling in the Canadian Arctic
- WWF's Last Ice Area program and Coca-Cola's Arctic Home campaign
Availability April 22 to 24, 26 to 27
Contact mvonmirbach@wwfcanada.org
613 852 1316
Name Dr. Pete Ewins
Title Senior Species Officer, Canadian Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Attendee
Areas of Expertise - Arctic species, including: polar bears, narwhal, beluga whales, bowhead whales, Arctic fox, Peary caribou, walrus, ringed seals
- Climate change in the Canadian Arctic
- WWF in the Canadian Arctic
- WWF's Rapid Assessment of features and areas for Circumarctic Ecosystem Resilience in the 21st Century (RACER)
- Conservation Measures for arctic ecosystems in the face of rapid change.
- Arctic marine systems and habitats.
Availability April 22 to 27
Contact pewins@wwfcanada.org
647 400 9576
Name Dr. Rinjan Shrestha
Title Eastern Himalayas Conservation Scientist, WWF
Participation in IPY Panel speaker on Engaging Citizen Scientists in the Climate Changing Himalaya: Lessons from Canadian Arctic (Session 4A502, April 24, 1:30-3 p.m., Room 2B12)
Areas of Expertise - Snow leopards and tigers in the Eastern Himalayas
- Climate change in the Eastern Himalayas
- Spatial conservation planning
- Integrated conservation and development program in the Himalayas
Availability April 22 to 27
Contact rshrestha@wwfcanada.org
416 819 3219
Name Sara Falconer
Title Online Content & Community Manager, Canadian Arctic Program, WWF
Participation in IPY Attendee
Areas of Expertise - Social media in northern Canada
- Students on Ice (2011 alumnus)
Availability April 22-27
Contact sfalconer@wwfcanada.org
647 345 1482

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