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February 21, 2013 13:47 ET

Parks Canada to Receive Important Prize from Polar Bears International

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 21, 2013) -

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The Honourable Peter Kent, Canada's Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, was presented today with the Polar Bears International-Canada (PBI) highest honour, the Champion of Polar Bears. PBI presented the award in recognition of Parks Canada's leadership and conservation work in Wapusk National Park, where significant habitat like denning areas are protected, helping the polar bear population survive. The award is a framed polar-bear image by award-winning photographer Daniel J. Cox of Natural Exposures.

"The Government of Canada is proud to receive the Champion of Polar Bears award from Polar Bears International in recognition of Parks Canada's work to conserve polar bears and their habitat in Wapusk National Park," said Minister Kent. "Wapusk National Park includes one of the largest known concentrations of polar bear denning habitat in the world and is a tremendous example of what Parks Canada does each and every day on behalf of Canadians at all of our parks and sites."

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