SOURCE: Canadian Wildlife Federation

Canadian Wildlife Federation

April 06, 2016 12:18 ET

National Wildlife Week Media Call on Declines of Birds in Canada and Critical Call to Action

National Wildlife Week Takes Places April 10-16, 2016 With Bird Impact Reduction Day April 12

OTTAWA, ON--(Marketwired - April 06, 2016) - Join the Canadian Wildlife Federation (CWF) and the Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada to find out why millions of birds are dying in Canada annually and what the public can do to help. Find out about annual mortality due to issues such as habitat loss, predation by domestic cats, collisions with automobiles and windows as well as impacts of systemic pesticides such as neonicotinoids. Ask questions and learn more about National Wildlife Week and the joint call to action.

What:
Media conference call with Carolyn Callaghan, Wildlife Science & Policy Manager for the Canadian Wildlife Federation, and Michael Mesure, co-founder of Flap Canada.

Date:
Thursday, April 7, 2016

Time:
11 a.m. ET

How:
Email heatherr@cwf-fcf.org for the teleconference number and participant code.

Statement from Carolyn Callaghan, Wildlife Science & Policy Manager for the Canadian Wildlife Federation:

"2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Migratory Birds Convention between Canada and the United States. This was the first international treaty to conserve wildlife between the two countries and set the stage for many important advances in conservation. But despite these achievements, birds continue to decline. We must act now."

Statement from Michael Mesure, co-founder of FLAP Canada:

"We need to inspire greater action to protect our winged friends. FLAP Canada is thrilled to collaborate with the Canadian Wildlife Federation for Bird Impact Reduction Day April 12th to raise awareness of the problem of bird/building collisions and share information on how we can all help reverse this threat to our winged species."

About the Canadian Wildlife Federation:
The Canadian Wildlife Federation is a national not for profit organization dedicated to fostering awareness and appreciation of our natural world. By spreading knowledge of human impacts on the environment, sponsoring research, promoting the sustainable use of natural resources, recommending legislative changes and co-operating with like-minded partners, CWF encourages a future in which Canadians can live in harmony with nature. Visit CanadianWildlifeFederation.ca for more information.

About National Wildlife Week:
National Wildlife Week was established in 1947 to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Jack Miner, one of the first conservationists to determine the migratory paths of North American birds. The theme for National Wildlife Week 2016 is Giving Wings to Wildlife Conservation. Visit NationalWildlifeWeek.org for more information.

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