June 19, 2012 08:00 ET

Media Advisory: WWF Voyage Stops in Montreal En Route to Arctic

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - June 19, 2012) - On Wednesday June 20th, the expedition sailboat "Arctic Tern" will be stopping in Montreal en route to Greenland for "Sailing to Siku - Voyage to the Last Ice Area". The Voyage will take researchers and WWF staff through the waters of the High Arctic from Greenland to Canada: the Last Ice Area, where summer sea ice is predicted to persist the longest in the face of a rapidly changing Arctic climate.

WWF staff and ship crew will be available to discuss the upcoming Voyage, and WWF's work in the Arctic.

What Arctic Tern I ship, stopping in Montreal en route to Greenlandic and Canadian High Arctic waters
When Wednesday, June 20, 2012
10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT
Where Montreal's Old Port, Section 16 (near the Bateau-Mouche and Absolu 80)
Who • Clive Tesar, Head of Communications & External Relations, WWF-Global Arctic Programme
• Marie-Claude Lemieux, Regional Director, Quebec, WWF-Canada
• Professor Bruno Tremblay, Associate Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University, sea ice scientist
• Pascale Otis, First Mate and Communications Manager
Why • Hear about WWF's "Voyage to the Last Ice Area", including the importance of this region for Arctic conservation
• Learn about how scientific research is conducted in the Arctic, and what new research will be undertaken on the voyage
• Visit the Arctic Tern and learn about sailing in the Arctic
• Learn about WWF's work in the Arctic over the past 20 years

About WWF's Global Arctic Programme

WWF is working with its many partners - governments, business and communities - across the Arctic to combat these threats and preserve the region's rich biodiversity. The WWF Global Arctic Programme has coordinated WWF's work in the Arctic since 1992. We work through offices in six Arctic countries, with experts in circumpolar issues like governance, climate change, fisheries, oil and gas and polar bears. www.panda.org/arctic

About WWF

WWF is creating solutions to the most serious conservation challenges facing our planet, helping people and nature thrive. www.wwf.ca

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